Wiltshire (TB) (04/04/1918)

TB Wiltshire was killed in action on 4th April 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • 87118 WILTSHIRE, THOMAS BERNARD, Air Mechanic 2nd Class, GENTELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY Grave 10

Note: No details regarding cause have been found

Uren (CA) (21/03/1918)

CA Uren was killed in action on 21st March 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • 43563 UREN, COURTNEY ARTHUR, Air Mechanic 2nd Class, ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

Note: No details regarding cause have been found

Summers (JW) (13/11/1918)

JW Summers died of bronchial pneumonia on 13th November 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • 405128 SUMMERS, JW, Air Mechanic 3rd Class, ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Grave S. III. AA. 5.

Stewart (RMH) (07/11/1918)

RMH Stewart died of influenza on 7th November 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • 2146 STEWART, RMH, Chief Mechanician, ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Grave S. III. M. 5.

Peacock (R) (21/03/1918)

R Peacock died of wounds received on 21st March 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • PEACOCK, ROBERT, Air Mechanic 1st Class, ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

Note: No details have been found regarding cause

Hooper (AJ) (05/12/1918)

AJ Hooper died of influenza on 5th December 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • HOOPER, ALFRED JAMES, Private 2nd Class, ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Grave S. III. BB. 15.

Claydon (AG) (10/11/1918)

AG Claydon died of illness (at home) on 10th November 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • CLAYDON, ALBERT GLADSTONE A, Air Mechanic 1st Class, HAVERHILL CEMETERY, Grave L. 78.

Caddick (WG) (04/11/1918)

WG Caddick died of broncho-pneumonia on 4th November 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • CADDICK WG, Air Mechanic 2nd Class, ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN S. Grave III. H. 20.

Anthony (HF) (26/04/1918)

HF Anthony died of wounds on 26th April 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • ANTHONY, HUBERT FRANK, Air Mechanic 2nd Class, ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Grave XIII. B. 2.

Note: No details regarding the circumstances have been found and there is nothing to confirm that he was on strength of No 35 Squadron at the time of his death

Colligan (R) (23/10/1918)

R Colligan died of wounds (to back, buttocks and abdomen) on 23rd October 1918.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show the following burial details:

  • COLLIGAN R, Air Mechanic 2nd Class, QUIETISTE MILITARY CEMETERY, LE CATEAU Grave C. 12.

Note: No details regarding the circumstances have been found and there is nothing to confirm that he was on strength of No 35 Squadron at the time of his death

Royal Aircraft Factory RE8

The Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 was a single-engine tractor two-seat biplane

Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
A418622/03/1917
C229823/01/1919

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

  • None Recorded

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b

The Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b was a single-engine pusher two-seat biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Thetford and Narborough Aerodrome (February 1916 to January 1917)

FE2b Profile

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
426015/03/191604/08/1916
426115/03/191614/04/1916
426411/05/191605/07/1916
427616/06/191615/08/1916
490530/04/191615/05/1916
490620/05/1916
491217/06/191605/07/1916
522109/03/191627/03/1916
522204/03/191613/06/1916
522820/03/191625/03/1916
522923/03/191605/07/1916
627616/06/1916
693921/05/1916
695811/06/191618/08/1916
695911/06/191622/07/1916
696016/06/191618/08/1916
696116/06/191618/08/1916
696225/06/191618/08/1916

Aircraft Losses and Incidents 

  • None Recorded

Royal Aircraft Factory RE7

The Royal Aircraft Factory RE7 was a single-engine tractor two-seat biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Narborough Aerodrome (June 1916 to January 1917)

RE7 Profile

Royal Aircraft Factory RE7 Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
218705/07/191626/09/1916
220730/07/191624/10/1916
220930/07/191622/09/1916
221030/07/191615/09/1916
221130/07/191621/11/1916
223907/07/1916
224301/10/191607/10/1916
224422/09/191628/09/1916
230827/07/191607/10/1916
234905/07/191622/11/1916
235907/07/1916
236328/09/1916
236505/07/1916

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

Royal Aircraft Factory RE5

The Royal Aircraft Factory RE5 was a single-engine tractor two-seat aircraft which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Narborough Aerodrome (June 1916 to January 1917)

RE5 Profile

Royal Aircraft Factory RE5 Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of the squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
38224/08/191604/10/1916

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:


Armstrong-Whitworth FK8

The Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 was a two-seater, general-purpose, biplane utilised for operational purposes by the squadron from October 1916 to 26th June 1919

FK8webprofile

Armstrong Whitworth FK8 Profile Malcolm Barrass


In October 1916, the squadron took delivery of the first of its designated service aircraft, the Armstrong-Whitworth FK8, which it would utilise whilst mobilised to France

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of the aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period they were on charge (where known)

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
A268304/01/191711/04/1917
A268410/10/191610/11/1916
A268516/11/191628/06/1917
A268610/10/1916NK
A268710/10/191622/12/1916
A268827/11/191625/06/1917
A268922/11/191628/12/1916
A269013/11/191620/07/1917
A269122/11/1916NK
A269213/11/191601/09/1917
A269330/11/191607/06/1917
A269415/11/191625/04/1917
A269704/12/191613/01/1917
A269828/11/191612/12/1916
A269904/01/191711/05/1917
A270001/12/191622/12/1917
A270104/01/191714/11/1917
A270226/11/191604/04/1917
A270304/01/191724/11/1917
A270412/01/191728/09/1917
A270610/01/191714/09/1917
A270710/01/191709/09/1917
A270810/01/191727/01/1918
A270914/02/191723/04/1917
A271010/01/1917NK
A271215/01/1917By 09/07/1917
A271320/03/191722/10/1917
A271503/06/191727/06/1917
A271631/03/191705/06/1917
A271711/05/191713/12/1917
A271825/04/191724/11/1917
A271924/04/191717/09/1917
A272128/06/191713/12/1917
A273104/12/191617/03/1917
A998713/09/191710/10/1917
A998912/04/191702/08/1917
B20108/06/191716/03/1918
B20805/09/191719/11/1917
B22631/07/191727/08/1917
B24224/06/191729/09/1917
B25509/07/191702/10/1917
B25624/06/191731/01/1918
B28321/08/191712/01/1918
B30715/09/191722/12/1917
B32702/09/191723/03/1918
B330502/12/191720/02/1918
B331113/01/191821/03/1918
B331315/12/191721/01/1918
B332118/03/191828/03/1918
B336917/02/191823/03/1918
B338024/03/191801/04/1918
B338406/05/191804/08/1918
B339029/03/191812/06/1918
B414723/08/191821/10/1918
B414813/07/191801/10/1918
B415019/07/191811/08/1918
B417419/07/191803/09/1918
B417905/09/191809/09/1918
B418710/08/191814/08/1918
B576726/09/191725/11/1917
B576927/09/191722/05/1918
B577507/10/191728/02/1918
B577719/11/191701/12/1917
B577818/10/191701/12/1917
B578120/11/191702/04/1918
B578901/10/191729/04/1918
B582523/11/191717/03/1918
B582812/12/191715/04/1918
B583405/12/191703/04/1918
C353226/11/191730/03/1918
C353412/12/191724/03/1918
C353528/11/191722/05/1918
C354603/12/191712/03/1918
C354922/01/191824/03/1918
C356428/01/191819/02/1918
C357822/03/191828/03/1918
C359316/08/191830/09/1918
C361125/05/191817/07/1918
C362925/03/191811/04/1918
C363103/03/191823/03/1918
C363725/07/191817/10/1918
C364207/03/191806/04/1918
C364924/03/191824/03/1918
C365623/03/191824/03/1918
C365823/03/1918NK
C368225/03/191803/04/1918
C370307/04/191821/05/1918
C370413/04/191822/08/1918
C840605/07/191807/10/1918
C843321/02/191824/03/1918
C843921/02/191826/04/1918
C844005/03/191825/03/1918
C844625/03/191823/05/1918
C844715/06/191813/07/1918
C844927/04/191818/05/1918
C845025/03/191828/03/1918
C845404/06/191809/08/1918
C845723/03/191805/04/1918
C846130/06/191823/08/1918
C848229/03/191831/03/1918
C848823/04/191809/08/1918
C849026/03/191827/03/1918
C850229/03/191801/04/1918
C850326/03/191825/04/1918
C852030/03/191811/04/1918
C852521/05/191829/05/1918
C852801/04/191810/04/1918
C853211/04/191812/07/1918
C854303/04/191824/04/1918
C854519/05/191816/06/1918
C854703/04/191807/08/1918
C855207/04/191825/04/1918
C855706/05/191817/05/1918
C855822/05/191825/06/1918
C856213/04/191804/05/1918
C857906/06/191825/07/1918
C858006/05/191819/07/1918
C858523/01/191923/01/1919
C858827/04/191827/05/1918
C858925/04/191804/05/1918
C859101/05/191820/05/1918
C859225/01/191908/02/1919
C859306/05/191811/08/1918
C860917/05/191820/08/1918
C862821/05/191823/05/1918
C863225/01/191921/02/1919
C863911/06/191805/07/1918
C864423/05/191825/08/1918
D501130/03/191810/04/1918
D501603/04/191805/05/1918
D501803/04/191805/06/1918
D502303/04/191807/04/1918
D503107/04/191829/06/1918
D505028/05/191810/06/1918
D505129/05/191803/07/1918
D508008/10/191819/10/1918
D508325/06/191808/10/1918
D510529/05/191817/08/1918
D510929/06/191828/08/1918
D512020/07/191808/08/1918
D513415/08/191803/09/1918
D513525/01/191910/02/1919
D513908/08/191801/12/1918
D514123/01/191913/02/1919
D514503/09/191821/02/1919
D514629/08/191816/09/1918
D515025/01/191908/02/1919
D515413/07/191829/08/1918
D515707/08/191814/10/1918
D517225/01/191908/02/1919
D518609/08/191808/09/1918
E882227/08/191816/09/1918
E882522/08/191810/11/1918
E882625/08/191808/09/1918
E883803/09/191830/10/1918
F347208/08/191809/08/1918
F347409/08/191814/11/1918
F347510/08/191804/10/1918
F348804/10/191815/02/1919
F426225/01/191906/02/1919
F426525/01/191908/02/1919
F426614/08/191816/08/1918
F613723/09/191805/10/1918
F615905/10/191824/11/1918
F616222/10/191814/02/1919
F62325/01/191906/02/1919
F62817/10/191811/02/1919
F63525/01/191923/02/1919
F63623/01/191914/02/1919
F63724/01/191914/02/1919
F64401/12/191819/01/1919
F735725/01/191923/03/1919
F737225/01/191910/02/1919
F737421/08/191825/08/1918
F738225/01/191906/02/1919
F738323/08/191804/10/1918
F738423/01/191911/02/1919
F738624/01/191910/02/1919
F738919/09/191818/11/1918
F739310/09/191824/09/1918
F739510/09/191818/09/1918
F739923/01/191910/02/1919
F740113/09/191831/10/1918
F740215/09/191824/11/1918
F740417/09/191816/10/1918
F740505/10/191814/02/1919
F7406NK29/01/1919
F740821/01/191908/02/1919
F740923/01/191923/02/1919
F741123/01/191914/02/1919
F741805/10/191821/10/1918
F742004/10/191828/10/1918
F742125/01/191911/02/1919
F742323/01/191906/02/1919
F742623/01/191910/02/1919
F742917/10/191815/11/1918
F743209/11/191813/02/1919
F743623/01/191911/02/1919
F743923/01/191911/02/1919
F744129/10/191814/02/1919
F744517/09/1918After 30/09/1918
F744613/09/191823/09/1918
F745925/01/191909/02/1919
F746009/11/191815/02/1919
F748225/10/191822/11/1918
F748318/11/191811/02/1919
F748822/10/191821/02/1919
F749122/10/191808/02/1919
F749426/01/191908/02/1919
F749530/10/191813/02/1919
F751923/01/191913/02/1919
F752917/10/191826/10/1918
F753723/01/191914/02/1919
H442522/11/191811/02/1919
H445029/10/191823/11/1918
H445323/01/191923/01/1919
H446323/01/191913/02/1919
H446423/11/191816/02/1919
H446910/11/191814/02/1919
H447228/01/191914/02/1919
H447923/11/191814/02/1919
H715625/01/191908/02/1919

[Courtesy of Jill Alexander]

Photo Gallery

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft Losses and Incidents were as follows:

1916

1917

1918

1919


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Crew / Crew Positions

The Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 had a two-man crew which comprised:

  • a pilot
  • an observer (some trained as air gunners / wireless operators)
AWFK8 Cockpit [Source White Family]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 Cockpit [Source White Family]

Equipment

It was armed with:

  • 1 x fixed, forward firing, .303 Vickers machine gun
  • 1 x flexibly mounted Lewis gun

Double Lewis Gun [Source: White Family]

Bomb rack(s) could be mounted under the fuselage (to carry 112lb, 250lb or 520lb bombs) or under the wings (to carry 4 Cooper Bombs)

Cooper Bomb

Other equipment that could be carried included:

  • Navigation set
  • Wireless Telegraphy Transmitter
  • Camera
  • Aldis Sight(s)
  • Observation mirror(s)
  • Klakson Horn
  • Michelin Flare Rack
  • Ammunition dropping rack

Armstrong Whitworth FK3

The Armstrong Whitworth FK3 was a single-engine tractor two-seater biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Narborough Aerodrome from June 1916 to January 1917

FK3 Profile

Armstrong Whitworth FK3 Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
553616/09/191616/12/1916
553802/09/191621/12/1916
554024/07/191604/12/1916
554108/09/191621/12/1916
619527/07/191621/12/1916
620125/07/191606/09/1916

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

Bristol F.2

The Bristol F.2 was a two-seater biplane which was utilised by the squadron for long range reconnaissance work from 4th February 1918

Bristol Fighter Profile

Bristol F.2 Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

On 4th February 1918, the squadron took delivery of the first of six Bristol F.2 aircraft providing it with long range reconnaissance capability. These were fitted with cameras, wireless (Morse Code) transmitters and wireless receivers.

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
A722104/02/191824/03/1918
B113404/02/191808/04/1918
B134701/04/191808/07/1918
C480509/11/1917
C484901/07/1918
C91708/07/1918
D790302/07/191807/07/1918

Photo Gallery

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

Bristol Scout

The Bristol Scout was a single-engine tractor single seat biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Thetford Aerodrome (February 1916 to June 1916)

Bristol Scout Profile

Bristol Scout Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
556003/04/191609/05/1916

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

  • None Recorded

De Havilland (Airco) DH1

The De Havilland (Airco) DH1 was a single-engine pusher biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Thetford Aerodrome (February 1916 to June 1916)

DH1 Profile © Malcolm Barrass.jpg

DH1 Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
461310/04/191625/04/1916
461408/04/191615/06/1916
461906/05/191610/06/1916

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

  • None Recorded

Vickers F.B.5

The Vickers F.B.5 was a single-engine pusher two-seat biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Thetford and Narborough Aerodrome (February 1916 to January 1917)

FB5 Profile

Vickers F.B.5 Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial NoOn ChargeOff Charge
162209/02/191603/04/1916
162809/02/191619/02/1916
162920/02/191627/03/1916
234122/02/191608/08/1916
234209/02/191622/04/1916
286828/06/191606/07/1916
562022/02/191625/07/1916
564914/03/191623/07/1916
565119/02/191614/03/1916
565422/02/191625/07/1916
566004/07/191606/07/1916
567512/03/191620/07/1916
568308/05/191620/07/1916
568407/05/191613/07/1916
568507/05/191606/07/1916
568607/05/191604/07/1916
751317/05/191620/07/1916

Photo Gallery

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2d

The Royal Aircraft Factory BE2d was a single-engined tractor two-seat biplane utilised as a “Communications Aircraft” by the Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at St André-aux-Bois Aerodrome (February 1917 to April 1917)

BE2D Profile.jpg

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2d Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

Communications Aircraft were utilised to carry messages, equipment and personnel from the various bases to enable service type aircraft to be used for operational, rather than “admin”, use.

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
576701/04/191721/04/1917
579103/02/191717/03/1917
582330/03/191706/04/1917

Aircraft Losses and Incidents:

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

  • None Recorded

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c

The Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c was a single-engine tractor two-seat biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Thetford Aerodrome (February 1916 to June 1916)

They were also used for Communication Flights whilst the squadron worked up to operational readiness in France (January 1917 to April 1917)

BE2C Profile

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of the aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period they were on charge (where known):

 

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
247318/04/191610/05/1916
247418/04/191610/05/1916
247526/04/191624/05/1916
253117/03/191731/03/1917
271214/04/191629/04/1916
271920/02/191606/04/1916
272430/03/1916
273431/03/191606/04/1916
274321/04/191626/04/1916
276222/03/191728/03/1917
409922/02/191610/05/1916
540222/02/191610/05/1916
540322/02/191610/05/1916

Aircraft Losses and Incidents 

  • None Recorded

Henri Farman F20

The Henri Farman F20 was a single-engine pusher two-seat biplane which was utilised by No. 35 Squadron whilst it trained and worked up to operational readiness at Thetford and Narborough Aerodrome

Farman Profile

Henri Farman F20 Profile © Malcolm Barrass

Aircraft on charge of No. 35 Squadron

The following shows the serial numbers of aircraft that are known to have been on charge of the squadron, along with the period that it was on charge (where known):

Serial No.On ChargeOff Charge
56811/05/191616/06/1916
284506/03/191620/06/1916
284606/03/191629/05/1916
285003/04/191601/06/1916
739801/03/191610/04/1916
739904/03/191630/04/1916
740806/06/191616/06/1916
740908/05/191630/06/1916
741118/05/191613/06/1916
741210/06/1916

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

Aircraft losses and incidents were as follows:

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7405 (28/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7405 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 28th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • J Officer (Pilot)
  • GI Thomson (Observer)

The squadron’s Record Book shows “Pilot slightly wounded”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

J Officer

J Officer was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7402 (04/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7402 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 4th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GR Haigh (Pilot)
  • LA Higgs (Observer)

The squadron’s Record Book shows “Observer wounded by bullet while flying over B14b at about 1500ft”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LA Higgs

LA Higgs was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron; he died of his wounds on 7th October 1918

[Source: RAF Museum]

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

  • HIGGS, LLOYD ALFRED Second Lieutenant DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION III. D. 16.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7383 (21/09/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7383 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 21st September 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • HC Heintzman (Pilot)
  • AE Harris (Observer)

The squadron’s Record Book shows “Aircraft had to return owing to observer being hit by machine gun fire from the ground”

AE Harris was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (AE Harris)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B8822 (28/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B8822 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 28th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • HG Harper (Pilot)
  • F Powell (Observer)

The squadron’s Record Book and the Personnel Casualty Ledger show that F Powell was wounded by machine gun fire


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

F Powell

F Powell was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

[Source: RAF Museum]

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)

H Hanson (24/03/1918)

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows that H Hanson was wounded in combat on 24th March 1918.

He was admitted to hospital on 26th March 1918 and struck off strength of the squadron on that date

The relevant pages are missing from the squadron’s Record Book / Routine Orders and, as such, there are no details regarding the aircraft involved – however, it could be related to the loss of  Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3369 on the previous day – Further research required


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (H Hanson)

Hanson H Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

 

GJ Mortimer (25/03/1918)

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows that GJ Mortimer was wounded in combat on 25th March 1918.

He was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron on that date

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (GJ Mortimer)

Mortimer GJ Person

[Source: RAF Museum]


Notes:

  1. The last recorded flight for GJ Mortimer in the available Record Book was in B5769 (piloted by 2Lt A McGregor) on 23rd March 1918, but there is no mention of any injuries in the entry (but they are not always shown). The Record Book then jumps from 24th to 26th so it is not possible to confirm whether he was involved in any flights on 25th. The Officers Casualty Form reaffirms the date as the 25th.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7491 (27/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7491 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 27th October 1918.

Its crew comprised:

  • HG Harper (Pilot)
  • EJ Richardson (Observer)

The squadron’s Record Book shows “Shot up by machine gun fire; Pilot wounded and observer died on the way to Casualty Clearing Station”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HG Harper

HG Harper was hospitalised and struck off strength of the squadron

[Source: RAF Museum]

EJ Richardson

EJ Richardson was killed

[Source: RAF Museum]

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

  • RICHARDSON, ERNEST JAMES Second Lieutenant PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY I. C. 3.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7491

It has not been possible to establish if the aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron – further research required

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F628 (04/11/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth F628 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 4th November 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • FH Hodgson (Pilot)
  • RLH Valentine (Observer)

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows “FH Hodgson wounded (slightly hit in leg) by machine gun fire”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FH Hodgson

FH Hodgson returned to duty after treatment

Casualty Card [Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7406 (29/01/1919)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7406 was being utilised for a Travelling Flight (Flying machine to England) on 29th January 1919

Its crew comprised:

  • R Lazzari

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Marie Cappel) at 14.30 and after 30 minutes flight, engine cut out, causing a forced landing in ploughed field (Lieppe); personnel OK


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7406

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5146 (16/09/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5146 was being utilised for a Patrol (57C.F.25.A.5.2) on 16th September 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JE Phillips
  • RV Hepburn

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 10.00am and was struck by anti-aircraft shell. Machine fell to ground in pieces; personnel killed”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field.

Post War

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that the remains of JE Phillips and RV Hepburn were located at 62C.R.30.A.9.4

In accordance with government policy at that time, their remains were exhumed, formally identified and concentrated (reinterred) as follows:

  • HEPBURN, REGINALD VICTOR Second Lieutenant STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON II. D. 1.
  • PHILLIPS, JAMES EWING Captain STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON II. D. 2.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (JE Phillips)

Source: RAF Museum

Casualty Card (RV Hepburn)

Hepburn R V Person

Source: RAF Museum

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F644 (19/01/1919)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F644 was being utilised for a Travelling Flight (North of Humbercourt) on 19th January 1919

Its crew comprised:

  • AL Corson
  • .. Dyson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left La Belle Vue aerodrome at 14.30 and soon after taking off engine cut out necessitating a forced landing on rough ground; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F644

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 3 AP for repair and overhaul

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F3475 (03/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F3475 was being utilised for a Patrol (62B. A.23) on 3rd October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JM Brown
  • A Gilchrist

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 10.15am and according to a report received was seen to fall at 13.00, one wing falling away from the machine, cause unknown, no bursts observed; personnel believed killed”

JM Brown and A Gilchrist were struck off strength of the squadron

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Post War

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that the remains of JM Brown and A Gilchrist were located at 62B.A.4.D2.2

In accordance with government policy at that time, their remains were exhumed, formally identified and concentrated (reinterred) as follows:

  • GILCHRIST, ARCHIBALD Lieutenant PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY IV. A. 6.
  • BROWN, JONATHAN MARTIN Lieutenant PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY IV. A. 5.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Casualty Card (A Gilchrist)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Casualty Card (JM Brown)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F6137 (03/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F6137 was being utilised for a Patrol on 3rd October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • TE McMann
  • RLH Valentine

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 17.00 and at 18.00 was forced to land owing to engine having been burnt out; personnel OK”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7383 (03/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7383 was being utilised for a Patrol (Gillemont Farm)  on 3rd October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CS Booker
  • R Whitfield

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 13.00 and was shot down by enemy machine gun fire from the ground; Pilot: Died of Wounds; Observer: OK”

 

Post War

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

  • BOOKER, C S Lieutenant DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION III. D. 12.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (CS Booker)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Aircraft

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7395 (18/09/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7395 was being utilised for a Patrol (with camera) on 18th September 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MC Sonnenberg
  • J Clarke

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 10.10am and report received states that machine was brought down in flames (62C.F.25.B) by enemy aircraft; Pilot: Badly burnt; Observer: Believed killed”

MC Sonnenberg (Badly Burnt) and J Clarke (missing believed killed in action) were struck off strength of the squadron. MC Sonnenberg died of his wounds on 19th September.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Post War

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

  • SONNENBERG , MELVILLE CHARLES Lieutenant DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION I. C. 29.

His Casualty Form shows that he was buried at Doingt Communal Cemetery by a reverend attached to the Australian Imperial Force

The CWGC records shows that the remains of J Clarke were not located (or could not be formally identified) and as such his name is commemorated on the Arras Flying Service Memorial as follows:

  • CLARKE, JOHN Second Lieutenant ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (MC Sonnenberg)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Casualty Card (J Clarke)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7402 (04/11/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7402 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 4th November 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MK McGregor (Pilot)
  • GI Thomson (Observer)

The Squadron’s record book shows “Forced Landing at Beaudignies (X3a.6.6). Controls shot away”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

RFC Casualty Report

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine was forced to land in Forward Area and upon being brought in, inspected and fuselage stripped, damage was discovered”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7429 (15/11/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7429 was being utilised for a Travelling Flight on 15th November 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CG Kitchingman

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.00 to locate AW B7482 and was wrecked on landing; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7429

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair


 

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7446 (20/09/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7446 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 20th September 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • HC Heintzman
  • HS Howard

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Moislans) at 5.00pm and on landing at dusk ran into a Nissen hut in trying to take off again; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7446

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7482 (11/11/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7482 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 11th November 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • HC Heintzman (Pilot)
  • HS Howard (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Flaumont) at 10.00 and on landing ran into a fence near aerodrome; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7482

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 H4450 (09/11/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 H4450 was being utilised for a Patrol on 9th November 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • F James (Pilot)
  • EL Hallett (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine wrecked in taking off at 09.45 landing on soft ground and hitting a ridge near aerodrome; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 H4450

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5083 (03/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5083 was being utilised for a Patrol on 3rd October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • DE Hall
  • H Griffiths

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine upon landing (Moislains) oleo cyclinder broke damaging cross member. Machine requires new complete set of planes, fuselage requires re-covering and re-trueing”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8406 (04/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8406 was being utilised for a Patrol (Cambrai District) on 4th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MGW Stewart
  • AE Sherwood

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 13.00 and returned at 15.25 having been badly shot about by enemy machine gun fire from the ground; personnel OK”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3578 (28/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3578 was being utilised for Patrol duty on 28th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GN Hardwick
  • H Gittens

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Bertangles) at 10.30am returning at 11.10am and was obliged to take off for a second time, in doing which, machine collided with a telegraph pole near aerodrome; personnel uninjured”

The aircraft (having been burnt by pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and RFC in the field [The engine was salvaged]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8450 (28/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8450 was being utilised for Patrol duty on 28th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GG Walker
  • WW Jones

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 9.25am and was forced to land at Villers Bretonneux owing to broken camshaft; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8450

The aircraft (having been burnt by pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and RFC in the field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5828 (27/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5828 was being utilised for Bombing duty (Villers Bretonneux District) on 27th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JLS Fry
  • G Hall

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.15am and returned at 12.15pm with main left hand planes and spar of top right hand plane shot through; personnel uninjured”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 1 AD on 30th March for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8490 (27/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8490 was being utilised for a Fighting Patrol on 27th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • AG Hanna
  • RA Burnard

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.25pm and was forced to land (Villers Bretoonneux) owing to engine having been shot through; personnel uninjured”

The aircraft (having been burnt by pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8440 (25/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8440 was being utilised for a Patrol on 25th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MGW Stewart
  • LC Keen

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 6.30am and was forced to land near Albert owing to engine having been shot through the carburettor setting the machine on fire; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8440

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3549 (24/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3549 was being utilised for Photography duty on 24th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • E Pybus
  • WW Jones

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.30 and was forced to land (Bethoncourt) by enemy aircraft at 12.10; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3549

The aircraft (having been burnt by pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3656 (24/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3656 was being utilised for Photography duty on 24th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GG Walker
  • WW Jones

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.15am and landed near Morchain to pick up message from another pilot who had been shot down. Machine was wrecked in getting off, through not having sufficient space; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3656

The aircraft (having been burnt by pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3649 (24/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3649 was being utilised for a Travelling Flight (to new aerodrome) on 24th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MC Sonnenberg

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 4.45pm for new aerodrome (Bertangles) and landed in a hole at 5.30pm; personnel uninjured”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8433 (24/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8433 was being utilised for Bombing duty on 24th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • AG Hanna
  • RA Burnard

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome for bombing duty at 11.00am and returned with planes shot through. Machine was dismantled but could not be assembled in time for flying away; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8433

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 E8838 (27/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 E8838 was being utilised for a Patrol (57B.P.2.8) on 27th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CF Brown (Pilot)
  • EMS Kearney (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 05.50 and was attacked by two enemy aircraft , being forced to land; Pilot: OK; Observer: Killed”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Post War

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

  • KEARNEY, E M S Second Lieutenant PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY I. C. 4.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (EMS Kearney)

[Source: RAF Museum]


Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7420 (26/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7420 was being utilised for a Patrol on 26th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • RE Stevens (Pilot)
  • R Whitfield (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Elincourt) at 10.15 and stalled in taking off; Pilot: OK; Observer: Injured and admitted to hospital”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

R Whitfield

R Whitfield (dislocated left shoulder) was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron.

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7420

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7529 (22/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7529 was being utilised for a Patrol (Le Cateau District) on 22nd October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • EW Simpson
  • RLH Valentine

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 06.45 and was forced to land at J.13.A.7.5. Machine landed on rough ground, undercarriage collapsing, causing wreck of machine; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7529

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4147 (18/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4147 was being utilised for a Patrol on 18th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CW Murray
  • CO Lockey

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine on landing (Elincourt) at 12.25 hit a hidden ridge, running onto soft ground causing collapse of undercarriage; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4147

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7418 (18/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7418 was being utilised for a Patrol on 18th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • TR Scott
  • JK Holdsworth

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine landed at aerodrome (Longavesnes) in mist, at dusk, undercarriage collapsing; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7418

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7404 (16/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7404 was being utilised for a Patrol on 16th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • J Officer
  • GI Thomson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine landed at Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at 15.45 on soft ground causing collapse of undercarriage; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7404

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3637 (14/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3637 was being utilised for a Patrol on 14th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JMcD Walker
  • JH Taylor

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Elincourt), engine cutting out whilst taking off. Upon turning to land, machine struck a tree causing total wreck; Pilot: Injured and admitted to hospital; Observer: OK ”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

JMcD Walker

JMcD Walker was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3637

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5157 (14/10/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5157 was being utilised for a Travelling Flight (from Longavesnes to Elincourt) on 14th October 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JMcD Walker
  • JH Taylor

The squadron’a Record Book shows “Crashed on landing, engine cut out and we ran into deep track”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

RFC Casualty Report

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 06.30 and upon landing at Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) ran upon sunken road causing collapse of undercarriage; personnel OK”



 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4179 (09/09/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4179 was being utilised for a Patrol (Epehy) on 9th September 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • PE Mercer
  • AE Harris

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.30pm and at 4.00pm was struck by enemy anti-aircraft shell, machine landing at 62C.E.3d; Pilot: Wounded and admitted to hospital; Observer: OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PE Mercer

PE Mercer was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

 [Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4179

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 E8822 (07/09/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 E8822 was being utilised for a Patrol (Albert District) on 7th September 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GJ Gunyon
  • FH McNay

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.40am and returned at 1.45pm. On landing, machine ran over rough ground causing collapse of undercarriage; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 E8822

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4174 (02/09/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4174 was being utilised for a Patrol (Combles) on 2nd September 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • H Nattrass
  • FA Lawson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 7.30am and was driven down by enemy aircraft landing at Freigecourt; fate of personnel unknown”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

H Nattrass and FA Lawson

H Nattrass and FA Lawson were reported as missing and struck off strength of the squadron; it was subsequently established that they had been wounded and admitted to hospital

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4174

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5134 (01/09/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5134 was being utilised for a Patrol (Morval) on 1st September 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • H Phillips
  • H Griffiths

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 8.30am but was forced to land owing to engine having burnt out , both radiators having been shot through by enemy anti-aircraft; personnel OK


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5134

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5109 (27/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5109 was being utilised for a Patrol (Millencourt) on 27th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CW Murray
  • EMS Kearney

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 7.00am and was forced to land owing to engine badly overheating. Machine wrecked on landing; personnel OK


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5109

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7374 (25/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7374 was being utilised for a Patrol on 25th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CR Strudwick
  • JA Weller

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 7.25am and was shot down by an enemy aircraft near Mametz Wood [62D.F.5.C]; personnel both wounded and admitted to hospital”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CR Strudwick / JA Weller

CR Strudwick and  JA Weller were admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F7374

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

 

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5154 (24/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5154 was being utilised for a Patrol / Ammunition Drop on 24th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MGW Stewart
  • HS Howard

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 5.15pm and was forced to land at 5.40pm owing to enemy machine gun fire from the ground. Machine landed on hidden trench; personnel OK


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5154

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8644 (22/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8644 was being utilised for a Patrol (Albert District) on 22nd August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GJ Gunyon
  • EJ Richardson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 4.10pm and was forced to land on rough ground owing to radiator having been shot through my enemy machine gun fire and the engine being boiled out; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8644

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8461 (21/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8461 was being utilised for a Photography Flight on 21st August 1918.

Its crew comprised:

  • JLS Fry
  • HL MacDonald

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Flesselles) at 11.00am and returned at 1.35pm. On landing, machine ran over ploughed ground causing wreck of machine; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8461

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8609 (19/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8609 was being utilised for Special Reconnaissance on 19th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • TR Scott (Pilot)
  • LA Higgs (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Flesselles) at 3.30am and in taking off in the dark, machine hit RE7 hangar belonging to No. 3 Squadron, causing wrecking of machine; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8609

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5105 (15/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5105 was being utilised for Dawn Reconnaissance (Brettoneaux District) on 15th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • HG Harper
  • LA Higgs

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 4.40am and was forced to land at Heilly owing to thick fog. In taking off at 10am oleo cylinder broke and on landing at aerodrome at 10.40 this caused further damage; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5105

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4187 (13/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4187 was being utilised for Reconnaissance (near Baizieux)  on 13th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JE Phillips
  • EA Shearing

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 1.15pm and was forced to land owing to engine trouble and upon landing undercarriage was torn away by barbed wire causing wreck of machine; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

EA Shearing

EA Shearing was subsequently admitted to hospital (15th August) and ceased to be attached to the squadron

[Source; RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4187

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8454 (09/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8454 was being utilised for a Patrol on 9th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JT Duckworth (Pilot)
  • HH Davies (Observer on Probation)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 4.30am and whilst flying over Morlancourt rudder controls were shot through causing machine to nose dive to earth; personnel badly shaken”

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

JT Duckworth

JT Duckworth was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron.

[Source: RAF Museum]

HH Davies

HH Davies was admitted to hospital and ceased to be attached to the squadron.

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8454

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F3472 (09/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F3472  was being utilised for a Patrol (Corps Area) on 9th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • LH Button
  • B Hall

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 6.00pm on patrol duty and failed to return. No reports have been received”

LH Button and B Hall were reported missing and struck off strength of the squadron


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LH Button

  • Captured: 09/08/1918
  • Repatriated: 29/01/1919

B Hall

  • Captured: 09/08/1918
  • Hospitalised: ?
  • Repatriated: 05/12/1918

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 F3472  

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8593 (09/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8593 was being utilised for Photography (South of Meaulte) on 9th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JM Brown
  • A Gilchrist

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 6.50pm and was fired at by enemy aircraft. Upon return at 8.50pm machine was examined and defects found”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8593

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5120 (08/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5120 was being utilised for a Patrol (Morlancourt District) on 8th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • H Elliott
  • FI Rogers

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.05pm on Patrol Duty and has not been heard of since”.

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

H Elliott

  • Captured: Estrees 08/08/1918
  • Imprisoned: Rastatt (Transit Camp)
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Karlsruhe
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Landshut
  • Repatriated: 13/12/1918

 FI Rogers

  • Captured: Estrees 08/08/1918
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Karlsruhe
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Landshut
  • Repatriated: 17/12/1918

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5120

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4150 (08/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4150 was being utilised for a Patrol on 8th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • EW Simpson
  • FR Oddy

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 6.00am and at 7.15am was forced to land owing to thick fog, machine running into a bank causing collapse of undercarriage; personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B4150

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8488 (08/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8488 was being utilised for a Patrol on 8th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • LR Button
  • B Hall

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 4.45am and was forced to land (62E.K.28) at 7.00am owing to thick fog, machine being wrecked in taking off again; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8488

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8579 (24/07/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8579 was being utilised for a Patrol on 24th July 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JT Duckworth
  • JH Taylor

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Flesselles) at 6.30am and was forced to land at C.8.B.2.6. In taking off, machine ran over a trench, damaging undercarriage and on landing at aerodrome, this caused wrecking of the machine; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8579

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8461 (12/07/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8461 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 12th July 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MAK Carpenter (Pilot)
  • JA Wilson (Observer)

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows “JA Wilson wounded in combat”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

JA Wilson

JA Wilson was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

[Source: RAF Museum]

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3384 (17/07/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3384 was being utilised for a Shoot on 17th July 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • EW Simpson
  • FR Oddy

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Flesselles) at 1.45pm and whilst taking off, undercarriage caught in corn bordering the aerodrome, machine finally hitting light railway; personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3384

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8580 (17/07/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8580 was being utilised for a Patrol on 17th July 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • J Duckworth
  • AJ Rose

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Flesselles) at 4.30pm and whilst taking off, undercarriage caught in corn bordering the aerodrome; personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8580

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3611 (17/07/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3611 was being utilised for a Patrol on 17th July 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • H Phillips
  • FH Lawson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Flesselles) at 8.00pm and whilst taking off, undercarriage caught in corn bordering the aerodrome; personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3611

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8639 (03/07/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8639 was being utilised for a Patrol  on 3rd July 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CS Booker
  • A Gilchrist

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine on leaving aerodrome (Flesselles) at 9.15am failed in taking off due to engine rocker arm pin breaking, resulting in machine landing in hidden ditch; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8639

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5051 (29/06/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8  D5051 was being utilised for a Patrol on 29th June 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • J Gitsham (Pilot)
  • L Wadsworth (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.15 and upon rising was seen to turn, stall and nose dive to earth, bombs exploding and setting fire to machine; pilot and observer killed”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

J Gitsham / L Wadsworth

The Casualty Cards show that J Gitsham was killed and that L Wadsworth died of his wounds

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records do not show where the remains of J Gitsham and L Wadsworth were located but show that after the war they were concentrated (reinterred) at VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY as follows:

  • GITSHAM, J, Lieutenant, Grave  IV. B. 4.
  • WADSWORTH, LEONARD, Second Lieutenant, Grave IV. B. 5.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8  D5051

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5031 (28/06/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8  D5031 was being utilised for a Dawn Patrol on 28th June 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • J Gitsham
  • L Wadsworth

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.45 and was forced to land owing to trouble experienced in climbing. Machine hit wireless aerial causing damage; personnel uninjured

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8  D5031

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8558 (24/06/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8558 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 24th June 1918Its crew comprised:

  • CF Brown (Pilot)
  • HH Creighton (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.35 and was forced to land at Rainneville owing to radiator having been shot through. Whilst taking off again, machine collided with a tree; Pilot: Uninjured; Observer: Slightly injured”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HH Creighton

HH Creighton was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron.

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8558

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8545 (14/06/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8545 was being utilised for a Dusk Patrol (Acheux District) on 14th June 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MC Sonnenberg (Pilot)
  • JT Thursfield (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 7.10 and on landing owing to observer being wounded, machine ran into ditch on roadside; Pilot: OK; Observer wounded”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

JT Thursfield

JT Thursfield was admitted to hospital (gun shot wounds) and struck off strength of the squadron

Thursfield J T Person

[Source; RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8545

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5050 (09/06/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5050 was being utilised for a Patrol (Albert District) on 9th June 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JM Brown
  • JA Weller

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 9.00 and was forced to land at noon near Behencourt owing to cracked cylinder; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5050

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3390 (04/06/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3390 was being utilised for a Patrol on 4th June 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GN Hardwick
  • JT Thursfield

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.10 and on returning at 5.10 was damaged on landing”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3390

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8558 (02/06/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8558 was being utilised for an Artillery Observation on 2nd June 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CF Brown
  • RV Hepburn

The squadron’s Record Book shows “Observer hit by machine gun from ground”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

RV Hepburn

RV Hepburn was treated for his wounds and returned to duty on 2nd June 1918

Hepburn R V Incident 1

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8558

Notes:

  1. Squadron Record Books show serial as C8588 but this machine had been returned to 2 AD following an incident on 27th May 1918 – assumption made that this should be C8558

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5018 (02/06/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5018 was being utilised for a Travelling Flight (visiting aerodromes) on 2nd June 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • NC Bennison (Pilot)
  • P Pickering (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Hetomesnil) at 7.20 and in getting off had to cross a sunken road, part of which was suitable for machines to taxi over. At same time another machine taxied on to this path and the aircraft in trying to avoid a collision hit the side of the road having insufficient flying speed to clear it; Pilot OK; Observer: Badly shaken up”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

P Pickering

P Pickering was admitted to hospital (concussion of brain) and struck off strength of the squadron

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5018

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8525 (27/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8525 was being utilised for a Patrol (Albert District) on 27th May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • WE Joseph
  • AE Sherwood

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 6.00 and was forced to land at La Houssaye at 07.30 owing to engine trouble and machine ran into a ditch; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8525

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8588 (27/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8588 was being utilised for a Shoot on 27th May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • AB Hughes (Pilot)
  • GF Sharp (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 10.25 and was forced to land near Buire at 11.25 owing to engine and controls having been hit by enemy machine gun fire; pilot and observer injured and admitted to hospital”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AB Hughes and GF Sharp

AB Hughes and GF Sharp were admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Sharp G F Incident

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8588

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8628 (22/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8628 was being utilised for a Patrol on 22nd May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • LS Kiggell
  • JA Weller

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.15 and was hit by a shell, being forced to land near Baizieux; personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8628

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8446 (23/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8446 was being utilised for a Patrol on 23rd May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • A McGregor
  • GF Sharp

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Flesselles) at 10.00 and returned at 11.40 having been shot at by enemy aircraft; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8446

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3535 (22/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3535 was being utilised for a Patrol on 22nd May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CR Strudwick
  • AE Sherwood

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 6.30 returning at 7.45 and on landing, turned too sharply; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3535

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3703 (20/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3703 was being utilised for a Shoot on 20th May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GJ Gunyon
  • A Gilchrist

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 3.35 and on landing at 3.45 was wrecked owing to one undercarriage wheel becoming detached; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3703

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8609 (19/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8609 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 19th May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • R St J Dix (Pilot)
  • JA Weller

The squadron Record Book shows “Pilot wounded by machine gun fire from ground and had to return”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

R St J Dix

R St J Dix was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Image reproduced with the kind permission of the RAF Museum

[Source: casualtyforms.org]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8591 (19/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8591 was being utilised for a Patrol on 19th May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CS Booker
  • A Gilchrist

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.00 and was forced to land near Bresle at 1.30 owing to engine trouble; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8591

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8449 (17/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8449 was being utilised for a Patrol on 17th May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MGW Stewart
  • AE Harris

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 7.30 and was forced to land (Hedauville) at 9.30 owing to engine trouble; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8449

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8557 (16/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8557 was being utilised for a Patrol (Albert District) on 16th May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JM Walker
  • FH McNay

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 7.50 and returned at 11.00 having been attacked by enemy aircraft; personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8557

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5016 (03/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5016 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 3rd May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JER Hyson (Pilot)
  • FH McNay (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.10 and on returning at 2.20 was wrecked on landing; Pilot: Injured and admitted to hospital; Observer: OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

JER Hyson

JER Hyson was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5016

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8562 (02/05/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8562 was being utilised for a Practice Shoot on 2nd May 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CS Booker
  • Starkey

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 5.30 and on landing at 6.05 caught the top of another machine (C8589) standing on the aerodrome; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8562

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5789 (29/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5789 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 29th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • RW Trubridge
  • H Gittins

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 8.50 and was attacked by enemy aircraft and forced to land (62D.O.19.D.00) at 11.10; Pilot: Injured; Observer: OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

RW Trubridge

Trubridge was admitted to hospital and died of his wounds on 6th May 1918

[Source: RAF Museum]

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

  • TRUBRIDGE, R W Lieutenant CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME II. B. 7.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5789

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3535 (24/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3535 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 24th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GJ Gunyon (Pilot)
  • FG Brown (Observer)

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows that FG Brown was “wounded by machine gun fire from the ground”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FG Brown

FG Brown’s Officer Casualty Form shows that he was admitted to hospital with gun shot wounds to the right foot and he was transferred to England (on the Guildford Castle) on 27th April 1918

Casualty Card [Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5789 (20/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5789 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 20th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • CT Bremicker (Pilot)
  • D Wills

The squadron’s Record Book shows “1.10 Heavy machine gun fire from Bois de Vaire; pilot wounded, forced to land at B33a”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CT Bremicker

CT Bremicker was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron on 20th April 1918.

Bremicker Incident

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8552 (25/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8552 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 25th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • AEG Williams
  • N Bowden

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 3.45. Report received states that machine was struck by a shell whilst in the air (Cachy); fate of personnel unknown”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AEG Williams and N Bowden

AEG Williams and N Bowden were initially reported “missing” then as “killed”

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that the remains of AE Williams and N Bowden were located at 62D[SW] O.17.C.2.3

In accordance with government policy at that time, their remains were exhumed, formally identified and concentrated (reinterred) at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY as follows:

  • WILLIAMS, ALFRED EDMUND Second Lieutenant  Grave VI. A. 5.
  • BOWDEN, Second Lieutenant Grave VI. A. 10.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8552

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8439 (25/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8439 was being utilised for Reconnaissance on 25th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GG Walker
  • WW Jones

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.20 and on returning at 1.05 landed on edge of wood near aerodrome (Poulainville); personnel uninjured”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8439

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8503 (21/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8503 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 21st April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JE Phillips (Pilot)
  • HW White (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 6.05 and on returning was forced to land near Villers Bretonneux by enemy aircraft; Pilot: Uninjured; Observer: wounded”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HW White

HW White was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

White H W Person Back

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8503

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8543 (20/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8543 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 20th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MC Sonnenberg
  • AJ Rose

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 4.05 and on landing at 5.50 ran into hangar pickets at aerodrome (Poulainville); personnel uninjured”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3629 (11/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3629 was being utilised for a Patrol on 11th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • EO Grimes
  • N Bowden

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 5.10 and was forced to land at 6.30 near Cachy owing to engine having been hit by enemy anti-aircraft; personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3629

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5011 (10/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5011 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 10th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • A McGregor (Pilot)
  • JH Shooter (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 8.30 and was shot down by enemy aircraft at 10.55 (Merville-au-Bois) near the french lines; Pilot: Uninjured; Observer: Killed


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

JH Shooter

JH Shooter’s Casualty Card shows the following information:

Shooter J H Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that his remains were located at Merville-au-Bois Churchyard

After the war, his remains were exhumed, formally identified and concentrated (reinterred) as follows, in accordance with government policy at that time:

  • SHOOTER, JOHN HAROLD Second Lieutenant LONGUEAU BRITISH CEMETERY IV. B. 3.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5011

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8528 (10/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8528 was being utilised for a Patrol on 10th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JE Phillips
  • HW White

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 8.30 and was forced to land (Villers Bretonneux) owing to engine having been hit by enemy aircraft; personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8528

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8520 (10/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8520 was being utilised for a Patrol on 10th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MC Sonnenberg
  • D Wills

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 1.55 and returned at 3.00 with main petrol tank, No 2 Bridge piece and cross member in fuselage shot through; personnel uninjured.”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8520

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5023 (07/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5023 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 7th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • J Fry
  • B Hall

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 9.50 on Artillery Patrol and on returning at 12.40 made a faulty landing, wrecking undercarriage and smashing both bottom front longerons; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 D5023

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3321 (28/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3321 was being utilised for a Patrol on 28th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • BL Norton
  • RW Briggs

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 4.30 and was shot down by enemy aircraft (near Villers Brettonneux), engine and radiator being shot through and machine riddled;  personnel uninjured”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3321

The aircraft (having been burnt by the pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field


Notes:

  1. The Casualty Report incorrectly shows B3221 rather than B3321

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8446 (04/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8446 was being utilised for Bombing on 4th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • E Pybus
  • ED Stevens

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows that ED Stevens was wounded in combat; there is no record of an incident in the squadron’s Record Book.

He was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (ED Stevens)

The Casualty Card shows that ED Stevens was wounded in the leg and was admitted to hospital

Stevens E D Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8457 (03/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8457 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 3rd April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • WM Phillips
  • M Balston

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.00 and returned at 5.20 having been hit by enemy aircraft (Amiens District); personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8457

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 3rd April 1918 and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3682 (03/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3682 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 3rd April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • RMC MacFarlane
  • AE Lancashire

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 9.00 and was forced to land by enemy aircraft near Villers Bretonneux; machine burnt; pilot and observer wounded and admitted to hospital”

RMC MacFarlane and AE Lancashire were initially reported “missing” and then as “hospitalised” and were struck off strength of the squadron on 3rd April 1918


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

RMC MacFarlane

[Source: RAF Museum]

AE Lancaster

Lancashire A E Person Back

[Source: RAF Museum]

Routine Orders

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8502 (01/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8502 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 1st April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • LG Paling
  • JR Fasson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.40 and at 6.10 encountered a hailstorm which smashed the propeller, forcing machine to land in a wood north of Belloy; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8502

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 3rd April 1918 and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3642 (01/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3642 was being utilised for a Fighting Patrol on 1st April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • A McGregor
  • M Balston

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 5.30 and returned at 7.30 with right hand rear longeron and wiring plate shot through near Villers Bretonneux; personnel uninjured”

Note: It has not been possible to find the corresponding entry in the squadron’s Record Book (further research required)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3642

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3380 (01/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3380 was being utilised for a Patrol on 1st April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • BL Norton
  • RW Briggs

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 7.30 and was forced to land (Villers Bretonneux district) owing to engine and radiator being hit by rifle fire; machine burnt; personnel uninjured.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3380

The aircraft was struck off strength of the squadron and the RFC on 1st April 1918

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8482 (31/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8482 was being utilised for a Fighting Patrol on 31st March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • AS Hanna
  • RA Burnard

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Aircraft left aerodrome at 4.40 and has not returned; fate of personnel unknown”

AS Hanna and RA Burnard were reported missing and struck off strength of the squadron on 31st March 1918. Subsequent information confirmed that both airmen were prisoners of war 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AS Hanna

  • Captured: East of Amiens 31/03/1918
  • Imprisoned: Rastatt (Transit Camp)
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Karlsruhe
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Landshut
  • Repatriated: 18/12/1918

RA Burnard

  • Captured: East of Amiens 31/03/1918 (Injured left foot)
  • Hospitalised: Le Cateau
  • Hospitalised: Hannover
  • Imprisoned: Rastatt (Transit Camp)
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Karlsruhe
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Landshut
  • Imprisoned: Offizierlager, Graudenz
  • Repatriated: 18/12/1918

RA Burnard’s POW Diary can be found at: https://raburnard.uk (External Link)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8482

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC on 31st March 1918

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3534 (24/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3534 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 24th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • RMC McFarlane
  • AE Lancashire

The RFC Casualty Report shows “The machine left aerodrome at 12.30pm and was shot down by enemy aircraft (Somme, near Carbonnel) at 2.00pm; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3534

The aircraft (having been burnt by pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3532 (24/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3532 was being utilised for Bombing duty on 24th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • AS Hanna
  • RA Burnard

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Chipilly) at 2.45pm on bombing duty and, on returning, had top longeron and planes shot through; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3532

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C5439 (24/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C5439 was being utilised for Registration and Patrol on 24th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GN Hardwick (Pilot)
  • LE Jones (Observer)

The squadron’s Record Book shows “The aircraft was heavily fired at by machine gun and rifle fire around C21.11.27.28; the observer was injured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LE Jones

LE Jones was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Jones LE Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3631 (23/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C3631 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 23rd March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • LG Paling
  • JR Fasson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “The machine left aerodrome at 10.20am on patrol duty and was shot down by enemy aircraft at 11.30am near Mons; personnel uninjured”

The machine (having been burnt my pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Squadron Record Book

Attacked by enemy aircraft and owing to hit in engine was compelled to land at V33 and burnt machine.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5781 (23/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5781 was being utilised for a test flight on 23rd March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • WE Josephs
  • GW Owen

The RFC Casualty Report shows “The machine left aerodrome at 11.05am on test flight and landing on rough ground wrecked the undercarriage at 11.35; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5781

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and returned to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3369 (23/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3369 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 23rd March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • GN Hardwick
  • H Hanson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 3.10pm and was forced to land  (south west Horgny) owing to engine seizure; radiator and engine having been shot through at 3.40pm; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3369

The aircraft (having been burnt by pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5439 (23/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5439 was being utilised for Bombing on 23rd March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • RN Wolton
  • BJ Bevan

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows “BJ Bevan, wounded in combat” (right leg)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BJ Bevan

BJ Bevan was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Bevan BJ Incident

Bevan BJ Person

Casualty Cards [Source: RAF Museum]


Notes:

  1. The Record Book shows “BNNNN(unclear).5439”; further work required to confirm serial number

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B327 (22/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B327 was being utilised for Contact Patrol on 22nd March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • MGW Stewart
  • LC Keen

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 3.30pm and was shot down by enemy aircraft near Poeuilly; personnel uninjured”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Squadron Record Book

“Machine was heavily fired on by the enemy. Machine hit badly in radiator and front tank; also from enemy aircraft in emergency tank. The engine seized up and we were forced to land at Q.32. We found ourselves in proximity of our outposts, so returned and set light to machine which was completely destroyed”

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B327

The aircraft (having been burnt by pilot) was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3311 (21/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3311 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol (Roisel District) on 21st March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • BL Norton
  • RW Briggs

The RFC Casualty Report shows “The machine left aerodrome at 1.30pm and returned at 2.50pm (Aircraft shot through); personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B3311

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5825 (17/03/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5825 was being utilised for a Line Patrol (Learning Line) on 17th March 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • TSt.CG Taylor
  • A Warren

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (62C.P.35.A) at 2.20pm and on turning whilst rising, was seen to nose dive to earth and immediately burst into flames; pilot and observer killed”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TSt.CG Taylor / A Warren

The Casualty Cards for TSt.CG Taylor and A Warren show the following information:

Taylor St C G Incident

[Source: RAF Museum]

Warren A Incident

[Source: RAF Museum]

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records do not show where the remains of TSt.CG Taylor and A Warren were located but show that after the war they were concentrated (reinterred) at Tincourt New British Cemetery as follows:

  • TAYLOR, THOMAS St. CLAIR GIFFORD Flight Officer Grave V. B. 12.
  • WARREN, ALBERT Lieutenant Grave V. B. 11.

Tincourt New British Cemetery

The aircraft

Routine Orders show that the aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field