1918 Personnel

C Flight (February 1918)

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 are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron in 1918:

  • James Kilgour Aitken
  • Harold Allsebrook
  • Malcolm Heath Armstrong
  • Charles William Attwood
  • Cyril Douglas Ball
  • Kenneth Field Balmain
  • Montague Balston
  • Leslie Ivan Barker
  • Hugh Leslie Bellamy
  • Norman Crossley Bennison
  • Basil John Bevan
  • William Matthew Blackie
  • Joseph Henry Blascheck
  • Charles Stuart Booker
  • Norman Bowden
  • Hugh Nash Bradbrooke
  • Carl Theodore Bremicker
  • P Briaris
  • Richard Ward Briggs
  • Charles Frederick Brown
  • David Marshall Brown
  • Francis Gordon Brown
  • James Arthur Leslie Brown
  • Jonathan Martin Brown
  • Arthur Noel Buchanan
  • Robert Buchanan
  • Arthur Buckley
  • Robert Alexander Burnard
  • Harold Tetley Burt
  • Lawrence Harold Button
  • James Albert Callaghan
  • Michael Augustus Keith Carpenter
  • Thomas Walford Cave
  • Hugh Clifford Charnley
  • Stanley Adams Church
  • John Clarke
  • F Clews
  • Bertrand Lampard Clift
  • Alfred Henry Coles
  • John Batman Coward
  • George William Cox
  • Harold Harter Creighton
  • Alan Rowley Crosthwaite
  • Arthur Leslie Crow
  • Harold Hynchcliffe Davies
  • George Hardy Davis
  • Marc De Verteuil
  • William Arnold Deakin
  • Ralph St John Dix
  • Geroge Davidson Dodds
  • Henry Cecil Douglas
  • James Thompson Duckworth
  • Thomas Theodore Eales
  • Joscelin Edelsten
  • Henry Elliott
  • Arthur Wilfred Emery
  • MV Evans
  • John Robert Fasson
  • Thomas Joseph Fazackerley
  • Roy James Fitzgerald
  • John Lowe Sargood Fry
  • Mordaunt William Gallop
  • Robert Allingham George
  • Archibald Gilchrist
  • James Gitsham
  • Harold Gittins
  • F Goodspeed
  • Walter Leonard Gopsill
  • James Stewart Gourlay
  • Harry Green
  • John Sheridan Gregory
  • Henry Griffiths
  • Ernest Christopher Grimes
  • James Bain Gunn
  • Gerald James Gunyon
  • Guy Rhodes Haigh
  • Bertie Hall
  • Donald Ernest Hall
  • G Hall
  • Emile Louis Hallett
  • Hugh Brownescombe Hammond
  • Alan Sidney Hanna
  • Harry Hanson
  • George Norman Hardwick
  • Ernest Robert Hargreaves
  • Horace George Harper
  • Arthur Edward Harris
  • Leonard William Heath
  • Howard Crichton Heintzman
  • Frank William Helsby
  • Reginald Victor Hepburn
  • Lloyd Alfred Higgs
  • Arley Graham Hilton
  • Francis Herbert Hodgson
  • John Kenworthy Holdsworth
  • Alwyn Vesey Holt
  • Herbert Stewart Howard
  • Alexander Brodie Hughes
  • David Francis Hurr
  • John Edward Reginald Hyson
  • Frank James
  • A Jones
  • Leonard Emlyn Jones
  • Martin Jones
  • William Walter Jones
  • William Eric Joseph
  • Edward Marshal Sidney Kearney
  • Lionel Charles Keen
  • Launcelot Spencer Kiggell
  • Gordon Alexander King
  • Cyril Gilbert Kitchingman
  • Clifford Kniveton
  • Arthur Edward Lancashire
  • Arnold Laver
  • Frank Allan Lawson
  • Charles Oswald Lockey
  • Howard Logan Macdonald
  • Ruthven Montgomerie Chase MacFarlane
  • John Howe Mallam
  • Bruce Martin
  • WH Martin
  • William Harold Martin
  • J Mason
  • Francis Graham Mathers
  • William James Matthews
  • Allan McGregor
  • Malcolm Kenneth McGregor
  • Thornton Ewart McMann
  • Frank Hutchinson McNay
  • Gilbert McPherson
  • Percy Edward Mercer
  • Ian MacLeod Moffat
  • Gerald Alan Morris
  • Gerald James Mortimer
  • Cecil Walter Murray
  • Henry Nattrass
  • Benjamin Lennox Norton
  • Francis Nottingham
  • Richard Nunn
  • Thomas Harry O’Connor
  • Frank Roland Oddy
  • Jack Officer
  • Arthur Edward Olley
  • George Wilfred Owen
  • George Leslie Paling
  • Harley Phillips
  • James Ewing Phillips
  • William Maxwell Phillips
  • Percy Pickering
  • Herbert Keith Pople
  • Francis Sidney Potts
  • Frank Powell
  • Claude George Pugsley
  • Evan Pybus
  • Douglas Launcelot Reed
  • Ernest James Richardson
  • Walter Bryan Richardson
  • Frederick Isaac Rogers
  • John Arthur Rose
  • George Edward Conrad Russell
  • Ferdinand Ward Saunders
  • Thomas Robertson Scott
  • Edward Frederick Sedgwick
  • William Harold Shakespeare
  • George Frederick Sharp
  • Ernest Anthony Shearing
  • Arthur Edwin Sherwood
  • John Harold Shooter
  • Eric William Simpson
  • Sidney Arthur Simpson
  • Duncan Sinclair
  • Harold John Emrys Smith
  • Melville Charles Sonnenberg
  • Henry Lionel Starkey
  • Edwin Denys Stevens
  • Robert Ewart Stevens
  • Donald Frasken Stevenson
  • Malcolm Gilbert Watson Stewart
  • Charles Robert Strudwick
  • John Hector Taylor
  • Thomas St Clair Gifford Taylor
  • Frederick Arthur Thomas
  • GI Thomson
  • Joseph Thomas Thursfield
  • W. Titchmarsh
  • Harold Montagu Towlson
  • Roland William Trubridge
  • Thomas Alexander Urwin
  • Ranald Leng Harben Valentine
  • Leonard Wadsworth
  • Gerald Gladstone Walker
  • James McDonald Walker
  • Joseph Walker
  • Albert Warren
  • George Alexander Malcolm Webster
  • John Adrian Weller
  • James Robert Welsford
  • John Ashton Whalley
  • Herbert Walter White
  • Robert Robinson White
  • Ridley Whitfield
  • Alfred Edmund Gerrard Williams
  • Daniel Wills
  • Humphrey Hamilton Wilson
  • Joseph Arnold Wilson
  • Charles Frederick Witt
  • Richard Nigel Wolton
  • Felix St John Woollard
  • Richard Ernest La Fenillade Wyatt
  • 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 –

Photo Gallery

[Courtesy of Jill Alexander]

[Courtesy of the White Family]

Personnel Losses

The following lost their life whilst serving with the squadron in 1918:

  • Anthony, Hubert Frank
  • Booker, Charles Stuart
  • Bowden, Norman
  • Brown, Jonathan Martin
  • Caddick, WG
  • Clarke, John
  • Claydon, Albert Gladstone
  • Colligan, R
  • Coward, John Batman
  • Fitzgerald, Roy James
  • Gilchrist, Archibald
  • Gitsham, James
  • Gregory, John Sheridan
  • Hepburn, Reginald Victor
  • Higgs, Lloyd Alfred
  • Hooper, Alfred James
  • Kearney, Edward Marshal Sidney
  • Peacock, Robert
  • Phillips, James Ewing
  • Richardson, Ernest James
  • Saunders, Ferdinand Ward
  • Shooter, John Harold
  • Sonnenberg, Melville Charles
  • Stewart, RMH
  • Summers, JW
  • Taylor, Thomas St Clair Gifford
  • Trubridge, Roland William
  • Uren, Courtney Arthur
  • Wadsworth, Leonard
  • Warren, Albert
  • Webster, George Alexander Malcolm
  • Williams, Alfred Edmund Gerrard
  • Wilson, Humphrey Hamilton
  • Wiltshire, Thomas Bernard
  • Witt, Charles Frederick