1916 to 1919 (Ground Personnel)

Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Other Ranks operated throughout the domestic, technical and airfield sites, providing essential ground services in support of air operations.

Technical / Engineering Trades

Maintenance, Servicing and Repair of aircraft and equipment was carried out by Technical / Engineering personnel, with work split between:

  • Daily inspection, servicing and preparation of squadron aircraft, in readiness for air operations 
  • Ongoing maintenance work (incl. rectification of more complex faults)
  • Scheduled servicing work

Work was undertaken by personnel (a) on strength of the squadron and (b) on strength of an Aircraft Supply Depot / Aircraft Park.

Personnel on strength of the squadron were responsible for daily inspection, servicing and preparation of squadron aircraft, in readiness for air operations. Work, which was carried out on the airfield, was only on aircraft and equipment that were on charge of the squadron.

Personnel on strength of an Aircraft Supply Depot / Aircraft Park were responsible for ongoing maintenance work (incl. rectification of more complex faults) and scheduled servicing. Work, which was carried out at the Depot / Park, was on all aircraft and equipment that were on charge of the various RFC Brigades.

Other Ground Trades

Other ground personnel carried out technical and administrative duties such as Logistics, Air Operations Support, Intelligence, Administration and Personnel / Medical support.

Trades that were on strength of each squadron are listed in the Mobilisation Table as follows:

  • 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


No 35 Squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding Ground Personnel, but some listings have been found (eg on squadron movement orders) and the names on these lists have been included on this page:

1916

  • WJ Archard
  • R Balderston
  • G Bircham
  • EC Black
  • J Brayley
  • FR Brown
  • AE Bundle
  • WJ Burgoyne
  • J Burl
  • C Butler
  • PF Carter
  • R Coates
  • HL Cockle
  • TL Collins
  • H Cowen
  • CJW Crichton
  • VH Croft
  • GF Currill
  • R Darwell
  • T Dixon
  • AK Dowsing
  • W Duke
  • A L Edward
  • R Egerton
  • L Fidler
  • AW Finwick
  • W Fry
  • WH Gale
  • W Good
  • G Greig
  • WA Hames
  • JM Hargreaves
  • W Hemsley
  • Ernest Hildreth
  • JK Hill
  • E Hindmarsh
  • A Hodge
  • H Hollands
  • F Hunter
  • J Hutchinson
  • GL Jones
  • JA Kirker
  • WH Kirton
  • G Kitto
  • A Knight
  • AA Knight
  • Norman Herbert Knock
  • H Lamerton
  • Samuel John Lee
  • TS Longmire
  • J MacCulloch
  • AE MacKenzie
  • B Macklin
  • C Mellor
  • IL Milburn
  • N Moore
  • EG Morris
  • RJ Mounsey
  • S Nelson
  • Robert Newman
  • WJ Newport
  • J Nicholson
  • A Nightingale
  • [-] Nowling
  • C Parker
  • G Parsons
  • JW Perrin
  • WJ Peters
  • JG Pickles
  • GE Punt
  • Patrick Joseph Quinn
  • [-] Ranoe
  • W Read
  • William Llewellyn Rees
  • G Richardson
  • GH Scammell
  • F Shayler
  • N Shilston
  • JA Simpson
  • L Sinden
  • M Smart
  • L Smith
  • BE Smythies
  • MJ Steer
  • H Stow
  • AE Stratford
  • GW Straughan
  • J Thornhill
  • F Traylor
  • WH Vincent
  • W Wallace
  • E Wallis
  • T Whittaker
  • R Willis
  • W Wolfe
  • H Yarnold

1917

  • William Arthur Arch
  • Gervase Babington
  • RHN Dawson
  • ED Drew
  • Hugh William Evans
  • James Bainsley Fitzgerald
  • Arthur Richard E Henley
  • Norman Herbert Knock
  • Samuel John Lee
  • Albert Edward Leggo
  • ACF Luke
  • John Watson McCash
  • W G Nicholls
  • Ralph Herbert Rayner
  • VM Ruston
  • OJF Scholte
  • Anthony O’Brien Traill
  • William Wild

1918

  • Hubert Frank Anthony
  • F. Bassett
  • Norman Crossley Bennison
  • Basil John Bevan
  • E.R. Bidewell
  • Joseph Henry Blascheck
  • Charles Stuart Booker
  • Hon MT Boscawen
  • N Bowden
  • C Bradbeer
  • Hugh Nash Bradbrooke
  • Charles Frederick Brown
  • David Marshall Brown
  • Francis Gordon Brown
  • James Arthur Leslie Brown
  • Arthur Buckley
  • Harold Tetley Burt
  • NM Butler
  • Lawrence Harold Button
  • WG Caddick
  • James Albert Callaghan
  • Archibald Alexander Campbell
  • Michael Augustus Keith Carpenter
  • Charles Leopold Carson
  • John Edward Herbert Chadwick
  • HC Chainley
  • Hugh Clifford Charnley
  • Stanley Adams Church
  • J Clarke
  • Albert Gladstone Claydon
  • BL Clift
  • Alfred Henry Coles
  • R Colligan
  • Arthur Leopold Corson
  • George William Cox
  • Harold Harter Creighton
  • George Hilary Crick
  • Alfred Edward Cripps
  • Alan Rowley Crosthwaite
  • Harold Hinchcliffe Davies
  • C Davis
  • George Hardy Davis
  • Arthur Abraham Clifford De Pinna
  • Ralph C St John Dix
  • George Davidson Dodds
  • HC Douglas
  • JT Duckworth
  • Thomas Theodore Eales
  • N Elliot
  • H Elliott
  • Arthur Wilfred Emery
  • Thomas Joseph Fazackerley
  • Maurice Lionel Fitzgerald
  • Roy James Fitzgerald
  • RB Fricker
  • John Lawe Sargood Fry
  • Mordaunt William Gallop
  • Archibald Gilchrist
  • James Gitsham
  • Harold Gittins
  • James Stewart Gourlay
  • DL Grant
  • H Green
  • H Griffiths
  • James Bain Gunn
  • Gerald James Gunyon
  • Guy Rhodes Haigh
  • Bertie Hall
  • Donald Ernest Hall
  • EL Hallett
  • FP Hallifax
  • Frederick Plassey Hallifax
  • Hugh Brownescombe Hammond
  • Harry Hanson
  • George Norman Hardwick
  • H.W. Hills
  • Alfred James Hooper
  • WC Houser
  • Arthur Alexander Kennedy
  • William Graham Kewley
  • Albert Edward Leggo
  • H.G.C. Lobb
  • J.A. Macdonald
  • S Mann
  • Stanley Manning
  • John Percy McClelland
  • John Percy McLelland
  • J Milward
  • WT Money
  • Gerald James Mortimer
  • CW Murray
  • H Nattrass
  • John Reginald Nickson
  • Harold John Peach
  • Robert Peacock
  • Edward Ralph
  • William Llewellyn Rees
  • LS Riggell
  • Charles Robinson Robbins
  • L.G. Routledge
  • Orwell Egbert Sharpe
  • FH Shove
  • Arthur Sleep
  • RMH Stewart
  • John William Summers
  • SW Thesen
  • Courtney Arthur Uren
  • Thomas Bernard Wiltshire
  • Gordon Alfred Wright

1919

  • Albert Ernest Buckingham
  • Archibald Alexander Campbell
  • DS Carrie
  • RA Coulthurst
  • Edwin Fielder Coyle
  • Reginald John Davey
  • Arthur Abraham Clifford De Pinna
  • Cecil Herbert Harrison
  • William Graham Kewley
  • Dudley Morford
  • Harold John Peach
  • Thomas McMillan Shields
  • Arthur Sleep
  • W Woodward