1917 Personnel

Squadron Officers in early 1917 [Source White Family]

Strength

Personnel on strength of the squadron included:

  • Headquarters
    • Squadron Commander, Flying Officers, Equipment Officer, Assistant Machine Gun Instructor, Recording Officer, Warrant Officers, Flight Serjeants, Armourers, Acetylene Welder, Blacksmiths, Carpenters, Clerks (General), Coppersmith, Cook, Drivers (MT), Electricians, Fitters (General), Fitter (Machinist), Fitter (Turner), Instrument Repairers, Motor Cyclists, Mechanics (Wireless), Sailmakers, Storemen, Vulcansier
    • Also attached: RAMC, Batmen
  • Three Flights, each consisting of:
    • Flight Commander, Flying Officers, Officer Observers, Equipment Officer, Qualified Aerial Gunners, Flight Serjeant, Serjeants, Carpenter, Coppersmith, Cooks, Drivers (MT), Electrician, Fitters (General), Fitters (Engine), Fitters (Turner), Instrument Repairer, Mechanics (Wireless), Motor Cyclists, Photographers, Riggers, Sailmaker
    • Also attached: Batmen

The following shows the personnel that are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron in 1917:

  • Walter Adamson
  • Wilfred Albert Amor
  • Malcolm Heath Armstrong
  • Graham Baron Ash
  • Charles William Attwood
  • Arthur Cyril Ball
  • Leslie Ivan Barker
  • Seymour Barne
  • Frederic Charles Baskerville
  • Charles Menten Benjamin
  • Thomas Joseph Benson
  • John William Maurice Bevan
  • William Matthew Blackie
  • Edwin Rhodes Bottomley
  • William Eric Bousfield
  • P Briaris
  • Richard Ward Briggs
  • Arthur Noel Buchanan
  • Robert Buchanan
  • Robert Alexander Burnard
  • Richard Walker Buswell
  • George Frank Charles Caswell
  • Thomas Walford Cave
  • Vivian Rougier Chapman
  • F Clews
  • Harry Colmore
  • Charles Reginald Cook
  • Eric Cecil Lewis Copner
  • Harold Gordon Knight Cotterill
  • George Alec Cranswick
  • Charles Crawford
  • Arthur Leslie Crow
  • Arthur Randolph Warmeley Curtis
  • Arthur George Albert Davis
  • George Weston Devenish
  • Lancelot de Saumarez Duke
  • Joseph Edgar Dumbleton
  • David Ogilvie Duthie
  • Cecil Frederick Eckel
  • Joscelin Edelsten
  • Victor Gordon Emery
  • John Evans
  • Allyn Rupert Fairbairn
  • John Robert Fasson
  • Cecil Rhodes Field
  • James Walker Foreman
  • William Walker Frederickson
  • Lewis Gandy
  • Robert Allingham George
  • F Goodspeed
  • Walter Leonard Gopsill
  • John Sheridan Gregory
  • Guy Arthur Griffiths
  • Walter Grossmith
  • Alan Sidney Hanna
  • B Vernon Harcourt
  • Leonard William Heath
  • Frank William Helsby
  • Alwyn Vesey Holt
  • Lister (Lester) William Hopkins
  • R.G. Hornyold
  • Alan Carregy Horsbrugh
  • David Francis Hurr
  • Cyril Hyde
  • Richard Kirkhouse Jenkins
  • Ernest Thomas Lucas Jones
  • William Walter Jones
  • Lionel Charles Keen
  • Clifford Kniveton
  • Arthur Edward Lancashire
  • Henry Sidney Lees-Smith
  • Ruthven Montgomerie Chase MacFarlane
  • George Frederick Mackay
  • John MacKenzie
  • Roderick Sutherland Gunn MacLean
  • Donald Marcus Kelway Marendaz
  • Bruce Martin
  • J Mason
  • Francis Graham Mathers
  • William James Matthews
  • Alexander John Mayo
  • George McKerrow
  • Gilbert McPherson
  • J Miller
  • Roger Gartside Neville
  • Philip John Nolan
  • Edward Fraser Norris
  • Benjamin Lennox Norton
  • Richard Nunn
  • George Wilfred Owen
  • George Leslie Paling
  • Vivian Wilberforce Pearson
  • Frederick Despard Pemberton
  • Alan Christopher Temple Perkins
  • James Ewing Phillips
  • Dennis Pilling
  • Humphrey Roger Henry Plowden
  • George Brian Pratt
  • Stanley Howard Preston
  • Evan Pybus
  • Frederick Henry Reynell
  • Harold Edmund Rosborough
  • Cyril George Royston
  • Douglas Campbell Russell
  • Reginald Hubert Norton Sawson
  • William Harold Shakespeare
  • Edward Leslie Shaw
  • Duncan Sinclair
  • Charles Thomas Edward Smith
  • Laurence Smith
  • Henry Lionel Storrs
  • Geoffrey Hugh Streatfield
  • Claude de Pina Downs Swain
  • Cyril George William Swire
  • Daniel Taylor
  • David Stuart Thompson
  • Maurice James Thurston
  • Harold George Tucker
  • Jack Tuttle
  • Robert Hall Tweedy
  • Thomas Alexander Urwin
  • Bernard Francis Vernon-Harcourt
  • Gerald Gladstone Walker
  • Albert Warren
  • John Welby
  • George Wenden
  • Herbert Walter White
  • Robert Robinson White
  • Alfred Edmund Gerrard Williams
  • Humphrey Hamilton Wilson
  • Max Walter Wilson
  • Richard Nigel Wolton
  • Felix St John Woollard
  • Norman Cave Yonge
  • James Hill Young

Ground Personnel

The squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding Commissioned Officers or Non Commissioned Other Ranks that were on strength of the squadron during the year who carried out:

  • Daily servicing, ongoing maintenance and scheduled servicing of squadron aircraft and equipment
  • Other squadron related technical and administrative duties (such as Logistics, Air Operations Support, Intelligence, Administration and Personnel / Medical support)

More information can be found on the following page

– Ground Personnel 1916 to 1919 –

Personnel Losses

The following lost their life whilst serving with the squadron in 1917:

  • Seymour Barne
  • John William Maurice Bevan
  • Edwin Rhodes Bottomley
  • Harold Gordon Knight Cotterill
  • George Weston Devenish
  • Guy Arthur Griffiths
  • Cyril Hyde
  • John MacKenzie
  • Frederick Henry Reynell
  • George Wenden