No 80 Squadron 
 1917-18






 

 No 80 Squadron RFC / RAF Personnel

List of personnel in approximate order of joining (below)

List of personnel killed in action or while flying or who died of wounds

List of personnel taken prisoner of war

List of Dominion and US personnel

Awards to 80 Sqn personnel

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The following were the initial pilots of  80 Squadron RFC who took off from Beverley on 25 January 1918 (all dates 1918):

CO  Major Victor Douglas Bell OBE (Australian) (brother of Naval 10 CO Bertram Charles Bell DFC, DSO )

A Flt Com Capt. Harold Alfred "Willy" Whistler (DSO, DFC and bar) 23 Victories (all with 80 Sqn)

B Flt Com Capt. Durham Donald George Hall MC DOW 27 Mar  (succeeded by Capt. Bridgeman)

C Flt Com Capt. St. Cyprian Churchill Taylor  (South African) 10 Victories (7 with 32 Sqn, 3 with 80 Sqn), KIA 17 Mar (succeeded by Capt. Preeston)

2nd Lt. Leo Kingsley Baker (DFC, CdG)  WIA 10 Aug

Lt. Victor Sydney Bennett (Canadian) (CdG & Palme)   

Lt. (later Capt.) Orlando Clive Bridgeman MC (promoted to Capt. as B Flight commander on 28 March)

2nd Lt. R C (Reginald Charles) Brown KIA 21 Feb

Lt. A W Chadwick  WIA 25 Aug

Lt. Charles Stanley Lomas Coulson  WIA 21 Mar, WIA 9 Aug

Lt. D Gardiner   

2nd Lt. John Leonard Holt    KIA 17 Mar

Lt. Charles Edmund Maitland DFC

2nd Lt. C Miller  KIA  26 Mar

2nd Lt. Frank Joynt Milligan    DOW 13 Mar

Lt. Gordon Lautre Murray  (South African) KIA 12 Apr

Lt. P H Oldridge   KIFA 26 Jan  (crashed taking-off from Hitchin, Herts)

Lt. John Richard Orr (Canadian) KIA 9 Aug

Lt. S L H Potter  WIA 19 Feb

Lt. later Capt. Reginald Ansell Preeston (CdG & Palme) (promoted to Capt. as C Flight commander on 19 March )

Lt. Horace William Russell  (DFC) POW 8 Nov

Lt. Sidney Rueben Pinder  KIA 19 Feb

Lt. later Capt. Hubert John Welch  (promoted to Flt Com end Sep) KIA 29 Sep

2nd Lt. Ernest Westmoreland KIA 19 Feb

The following pilots were delayed a few days by technical problems and departed 26-29 January, 1918:

Lt. C H Flere       POW 10 Mar

Lt. Harry Reynolds Jones      KIFA 17 Mar

Lt. Robert Milne Lees        KIFA 21 Mar

Lt. Robert Sussex Francis Radcliff  KIA 26 Mar

2nd Lt. J J Meredith (US)  WIA POW 1 Apr

2nd Lt. E L Smithers  POW 6 Apr

Lt. Willard Augustus Pell  (Canadian)   KIA 12 Apr

 

Other 80 Squadron Pilots serving in France:

Lt. J R Paisley

Lt. J R Rodgers

Lt. F H Ronksley

Capt. W A Forsythe    WIA  6 Apr

Lt. A L Code   WIA  21 Apr

Lt. Alfred William Rowdon   KIA  10 May

2nd Lt. A V Jones   WIA POW 10 May

Lt. Thomas Stuart Nash   DOW 8 August

2nd Lt. George Alfred Whately (Canadian)   KIA 10 May

Lt. H V Barker   WIA? 10 May

2nd Lt. Colin Graham Sutherland Shields   KIA 10 May

2nd Lt. (?A) J Patenaude   POW 19 May

Lt. E J Lainchbury inj 31 May

2nd Lt. Arthur Robert Melbourne   KIA 14 Jun

Lt. Percy Rex Beare (Canadian) WIA 14 Jun

Lt. L C Welford   7 Jun

Lt. E N Ruffe missing 7 Jun

Lt. A J Fitzgibbon missing 7 Jun

2nd Lt. G H Glasspoole   POW 16 Jun

2nd Lt. Burton Critchley   DOW 26 Jun

2Lt. Walter Roy Archibald (Canadian)  KIA  27 Jun

Lt. Leonard Lawrence McFaul (Canadian)   KIA 10 Jul

Lt. E G Hayes WIA 17 Jul

2nd Lt. Walter Alexander Hallgren (US)   WIA 25 Jul

2nd Lt. Harold Edgar Hudson   KIA 8 Aug

2nd Lt. G Wignall   POW 8 Aug

Lt. Victor Maslin Yeates (ex 46 Sqn)

2nd Lt. George Smith   KWF 15 Aug (crashed into an AW FK8 over airfield)

Lt. H W Phear   WIA 22 Aug

2nd Lt. Arthur Lyon Tupman   KIA 22 Aug

2nd Lt. Victor George Brindley (South African)  DOW 30 Aug

Lt. F (Frederick) Chalcroft

Lt. C S Scobie

Lt. J I Maitland

2nd Lt. G S McCaig ?

2nd Lt. R Shelford

Lt. C A Matthews

2nd Lt. E O Champagne 

2nd Lt. A R Thatcher   POW 5 Sep

Lt. G B Wootten    WIA 30 Oct

Lt. James Andrew McGill (Canadian)   KIA 6 Sep

Lt. N R McCord

Lt. R A Ritchie

Lt. George Harold Rogers (Canadian) 

Lt. E O C Parsons

2nd Lt. O E? Watson

Maj F I Tanner   (injr 14 Sep)

2nd Lt. Frederick Archibald Fairburn   KIA 23 Sep

2nd Lt. Harold (?Harry) Walker   KIA 26 Sep

2nd Lt. Robert Bramwell   KIA 29 Sep

Capt. Maurice Michael Freehill Flt Com

2nd Lt. Robert Ellerton Thompson (Canadian)  KIA 1 Oct

2nd Lt. J E Jennings   POW 2 Oct

2nd Lt. John Winthrop-Andrews   KIA 4 Oct

2nd Lt. Thomas W Whitman (US)   KIA 4 Oct

2nd Lt.  O V Judkins   POW 6 Oct

2nd Lt.  H R Messenger 

2nd Lt.  H P (?Henry) Sharkey 

2nd Lt.  T M McIntyre 

2nd Lt. R H Davison

2nd Lt. W A Hammerton ?

2nd Lt. J Lightoller

2nd Lt. W C Kinniston

2nd Lt. F Wilde

2nd Lt. Jack Hedley Waddington   KWF 22 Oct

2nd Lt. G A (?George Alfred) Hodgetts (?Canadian)

2nd Lt. H C R Grant   KIA 4 Nov

Lt. Robert Clayton Fyson 

2nd Lt. George Allen Muschamp

2nd Lt. G H Rogers ?

Lt. (later Capt.) J Collier early Sep cbt (RAF Com)?

Lt. E I Cummings (?Canadian)

Lt. O S Dunn [MC] (?Canadian)

Lt. S V Eckert

Lt. G W Hales

Lt. E Jackson

Lt. S R Norcott

Lt. H N Price (?Canadian)

2nd Lt. J A C Randall

2nd Lt. J H Blackey

Lt. J R Robbins

2nd Lt. W R Vane ?

2nd Lt. J A Spark ?

2nd Lt. J W Wells

Abbreviations:

KIA - killed in action, KWF - killed while flying, DOW - died of wounds, KIFA - killed in flying accident, DOI - died of injuries

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37 officers killed in action, while flying, or who died from wounds (date order) 

2nd Lt. Sidney Rueben Pinder  KIA 19 Feb

2nd Lt. Ernest Westmoreland KIA 19 Feb

2nd Lt. Reginald Charles Brown KIA 21 Feb

2nd Lt. Frank Jaynt Milligan   DOW 13 Mar

Capt. St. Cyprian Churchill Taylor (South African)  KIA 17 Mar

2nd Lt. John Leonard Holt    KIA 17 Mar

Lt. Harry Reynolds Jones   KIA 17 Mar

Lt. Robert Milne Lees        KIFA 21 Mar

Lt. Robert Sussex Francis Radcliffe  KIA 26 Mar

2nd Lt. C Miller  KIA  26 Mar

Capt. Durham Donald George Hall MC DOW 27 Mar 

Lt. Willard Augustus Pell   (Canadian)   KIA 12 Apr

Lt. Gordon Lautre Murray  (South African) KIA 12 Apr

Lt. Alfred William Rowdon   KIA  10 May

Lt. George Alfred Whately (Canadian)   KIA 10 May

2nd Lt. Colin Graham Sutherland Shields   KIA 10 May

Lt. Leonard Charles Welford  KIA 7 Jun

2nd Lt. Arthur Robert Melbourne   KIA 14 Jun

2nd Lt. Burton Critchley   DOW 26 Jun

2nd Lt. Walter Roy Archibald (Canadian)  KIA  27 Jun

Lt. Leonard Lawrence McFaul (Canadian)   KIA 10 Jul

2nd Lt. Harold Edgar Hudson   KIA 8 Aug

Lt. Thomas Stuart Nash   DOW 8 August

Lt. John Richard Orr     KIA 9 Aug

2nd Lt. George Smith   KWF 15 Aug

2nd Lt. Arthur Lyon Tupman   KIA 22 Aug

2nd Lt. Victor George Brindley (South African)  DOW 30 Aug

Lt. James Andrew McGill (Canadian)   KIA 6 Sep

2nd Lt. Frederick Archibald Fairburn   KIA 23 Sep

2nd Lt. Harold Walker   KIA 26 Sep

Lt. later Capt. Hubert John Welch     KIA 29 Sep

2nd Lt. Robert Bramwell   KIA 29 Sep

2nd Lt. Robert Ellerton Thompson (Canadian)   KIA 1 Oct

2nd Lt. John Winthrop-Andrews   KIA 4 Oct

2nd Lt. Thomas W Whitman (US)   KIA 4 Oct

2nd Lt. Jack Hedley Waddington   KWF 22 Oct

2nd Lt. H C R Grant   KIA 4 Nov

Links:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

American Battle Monuments website

The Great War Photographic Project in co-operation with CWGC is seeking to photograph the many graves and memorials to the fallen of the First World War and subsequent wars. The intention is  to provide a photo of each on a searchable internet data base. If you are interested in helping they are looking for volunteers.

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11 Officers taken prisoner of war

Lt. C H Flere   POW 10 Mar repatriated 14 Dec 1918

2nd Lt. J J Meredith (US)  WIA POW 1 Apr repatriated 1 Dec 1918

2nd Lt. E L Smithers  POW 6 Apr repatriated 1 Dec 1918

2nd Lt. A V Jones   WIA POW 10 May repatriated 13 Dec 1918

2nd Lt. (?A) J Patenaude   POW 19 May repatriated 1 Jan 1919

2nd Lt. G H Glasspoole   POW 16 Jun repatriated 14 Dec 1918

2nd Lt. G Wignall   POW 8 Aug repatriated 13 Dec 1918

2nd Lt. A R Thatcher   POW 5 Sep repatriated 23 Dec 1918

2nd Lt. J E Jennings   POW 2 Oct repatriated 13 Dec 1918

2nd Lt.  O V Judkins   POW 28 Sep repatriated 2 Jan 1919

Lt. H W Russell (DFC) POW 8 Nov repatriated 28 Nov 1918

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Dominion and US Officers serving with 80 Sqn

Australian Officer

OC  Major Victor Douglas Bell OBE (Australian)

Canadian Officers

2Lt. Walter Roy Archibald (Canadian)  KIA  27 Jun

Lt. Leonard Lawrence McFaul (Canadian)   KIA 10 Jul

Lt. James Andrew McGill (Canadian)   KIA 6 Sep

Lt. John Richard Orr (Canadian) KIA 9 Aug

Lt. Willard Augustus Pell (Canadian)   KIA 12 Apr

Lt. George Alfred Whately (Canadian)   KIA 10 May

Lt. Percy Rex Beare (Canadian) WIA 14 Jun

Lt. Victor Sydney Bennett (Canadian) (CdG)

Lt. E I Cummings (?Canadian)

Lt. O S Dunn [MC] (?Canadian)

2nd Lt. G A (?George Alfred) Hodgetts (?Canadian) 

Lt. H N Price (?Canadian)

2nd Lt. Robert Ellerton Thompson (Canadian) 

South African Officers

Capt. St. Cyprian Churchill Taylor (South African)  KIA 17 Mar

Lt. G L Murray (South African) KIA 12 Apr

2nd Lt. Victor George Brindley (South African)  DOW 30 Aug

US Officers

2nd Lt. J J Meredith (US)  WIA POW 1 Apr

2nd Lt. W A Hallgren (US)   WIA 25 Jul

2nd Lt. Thomas W Whitman (US)   KIA 4 Oct

 

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