JB Coward / CG Pugsley (26/03/1918)

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows that JB Coward was killed and CG Pugsley was wounded on 26th March 1918.

The Casualty Card for JB Coward shows “This officer is believed to have been killed or wounded during a bomb raid on Amiens on the night of 26th March 1918 but no definite information is available on his fate has been received”

At this point in time, it is assumed that CG Pugsley was injured in the same German bombing raid


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CG Pugsley

CG Pugsley was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron. His Casualty Form shows that he was returned to England

Pugsley Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

JB Coward

JB Coward was killed (or died of wounds)

[Source: RAF Museum]

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records do not show where the remains of JB Coward were located* but show that after the war they were concentrated (reinterred) as follows:

  • COWARD, JOHN BAYMAN Second Lieutenant ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS VIII. F. 9.

* Casualty Form shows burial at British Military Cemetery, Amiens (reported by 41 Stationary Hospital)

Lancaster ME331 (26/03/1945)

The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) shows that the aircraft was passed to AV Roe on 26th March 1945; it was repaired on site and returned to the squadron on 28th April 1945


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Squadron’s Operations Record Book

There are no details in the squadron’s Operations Record Book

AM Form 1180

There isn’t an AM Form 1180 (Accident Card) held at the RAF Museum and, as such, it has not been possible to establish any more details