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ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

Pas-de-Calais, France

40 South Africans are commemorated on this Memorial.

Registered on the Roll of South Africans who fell 1914-1918 edited after the War by the South African authorities.

Informations about death circumstances from The sky their battlefield, of T.Henshaw, and Above the Trenches, of C. Shores, N. Franks & R.Guest.

Lieutenant

Maximilian Otto BAUMANN

Son of Gustav and Penelope GT Baumann (nee Bagley), of Bloemfontein, Orange Free State. A mining engineer. Served in the rebellion and German SW African campaign with Transvaal Horse Artillery (Source : C.W.G.C.).

70th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List

Killed in action on the 13th July 1917 - Age 27. Sopwith Strutter pilot. Fell in flames near Becelaere (Belgium).

 

Captain

Douglas John BELL, M.C. and Bar

Son of Christine Williams (formerly Bell), of Johannesburg, Transvaal, and the late Herbert Bell. Also served in German SW Africa in Transvaal Light Horse (Source : C.W.G.C.).

N°3 Squadron, Royal Air Force

20 victories in 1917-1918

Died of wounds on the 27th May 1918 - Age 24. Flying on Sopwith Camel, shot down in Thiepval sector (Somme).

 

Second Lieutenant

Edward John BLYTH

19th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 26th March 1918 during a low patrol on Sopwith Dolphin.

 

Second Lieutenant

George William Bathurst BRADFORD

Son of Lora Bradford, of 32 Park Road, Kimberley, South Africa (Source : C.W.G.C.).

15th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and 8th Northumberland Fusiliers

Observator on BE2c.

Killed in action on the 4th February 1917 during an artillery observation patrol in Hébuterne-Puisieux sector (South of Pas-de-Calais).

 

Lieutenant

Edgar Thomas Colin BRANDON

Son of FJT and Annie Elizabeth Brandon (nee Collins), of Elandslaagte, Natal, SA. Also served in German SW Africa with Natal Carabineers (Source : C.W.G.C.).

11th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

FE2b pilot.

Missing in action on the 3rd April 1917 - Age 22.

 

Second Lieutenant

Ernest Vaughan CLARK

Son of Alice M.Clark, of The Croft, Redhouse, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and the late  Ernest V. Clark. Came from South Africa August 1915. Proceeded in France October 1915 (Source : C.W.G.C.).

20th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Bristol F2b pilot.

Killed in action on the 29th November 1917 - Age 24. Shot down in Moorslede sector (Belgium).

 

Second Lieutenant

Douglas Charles COLLIER

56th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Missing in action on the 24th August 1918 over Barastre (Pas-de-Calais) on SE5a.

 

Lieutenant

Paul Victor DORNONVILLE DE LA COUR

Son of Colonel Victor Dornonville de la Cour (Danish Cavalry), and Agnes Louise Dornonville de la Cour, of 20, Bramham Gardens, Earls Court, London. Formerly Lieutenant of the Danish cavalry. Served in the South African War (Source : C.W.G.C.).

11th Squadron, Royal Air Force

KIlled in action on the 15th May 1918. Age 39. Observator on Bristol F2b, shot down by enemy aircraft over Ovillers-la-Boiselle (Somme).

 

Second Lieutenant

Julien Percy FERREIRA

Son of the late Philip Ferreira, Manager of the Standard Bank of South Africa, and of Florence Ferreira, of Bureau St, Humansdorp, Cape Province, SA. Volunteered while a student at school in April 1917, and left for training obtained his Wings in May 1918 (Source : C.W.G.C.).

57th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed in action on the 16th September 1918. Age 18. Flying on DH4 as pilot, shot down in flames in Marcoing sector (Nord) after a combat against Fokker DVIIs.

 

 

Second Lieutenant

Godfrey Benjamin Joseph FIRBANK

Son of Mrs Cecil Firbank, of Aldwick Court, Wrington, Bristol, and the late Godfrey Firbank. Also served in German SW Africa  (Source : C.W.G.C.).

23rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

FE2b pilot.

Missing in action on the 11th September 1916. Age 22.

 

Lieutenant

Hugh Robert FRANK

Son of Frederick and Margaret Lilian Frank, of Blackhurst, Kirkwood, Cape Province  (Source : C.W.G.C.).

209th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed in action on the 4th July 1918. Age 18. Flying on Sopwith Camel, shot down near Morcourt (Somme) after a combat against a Fokker DVII.

 

Second Lieutenant

Hyde Tregellas GARRETT

Son of the late Mark and Kate Garrett, of Retreat, Cape Province  (Source : C.W.G.C.).

23rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and General List

Killed in action on the 20th May 1917. Age 22. Flying on SPAD VII, shot down by Oblt von Tutschek, JA12, near Riencourt (Somme).

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant

Alan Theodore GRAY

1st (Naval) Squadron, Royal Air Naval Service

Killed in action on the 16th August 1917. Age 22. Flying on Sopwith Triplane, shot down by Lt GW Gross, Ja11, between Hollebeke and Zillebeke (Belgium).

 

Lieutenant

Edward JACOT

Son of F. and Mathilde Jacot, of "Hauterive", St John's Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town (Source : C.W.G.C.).

42nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 6th June 1917. Age 27. RE8 pilot. In photographic patrol, shot down by machine gun fire.

 

Second Lieutenant

Philip Solomon JOYCE

Son of Harry and Pauline Joyce, of 11, Augustus Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham  (Source : C.W.G.C.).

60th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 6th March 1917. Age 20. In photographic patrol on Nieuport 16, possibly shot down near Achiet-le-Grand (South of Pas-de-Calais) by Oblt Mummetz, Ja1.

 

Sergeant Pilot

Robert Renwick LIGHTBODY

Son of Elizabeth Lightbody, of Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa, and the late James Lightbody. On staff of Victoria Falls Power Coy, Transvaal  (Source : C.W.G.C.).

203rd Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed in action on the 15th September 1918. Age 21. Flying on Sopwith Camel, shot down in flames after a combat against four Fokker DVII near Bourlon Wood (near Cambrai, Nord).

 

Lieutenant

Colin Corden LLOYD

Son of Rupert Corden Lloyd and Ada Pattie Lloyd, of Trowbridge Avenue, Disanat, Sea Point, Cape Province  (Source : C.W.G.C.).

54th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Missing in action on the 17th April 1918. Age 21. Flying on Sopwith Camel, possibly shot down by Lt Strähle, Ja57, near Vieux-Berquin (Nord).

 

Second Lieutenant

Reginald Herbert LOWNDS

Son of Dr Henry A. Lownds and Ethel Lownds, of White Hills, Barberton, Transvaal  (Source : C.W.G.C.).

43rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 17th March 1917. Age 20. Observator on Sopwith Strutter, probably shot down by Ltn K. Allmenröder, Ja11.

 

Second Lieutenant

Charles Rowland MAASDORP

43rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Died of wounds on the 28th March 1918. Flying on Sopwith Camel, possibly shot down by Lt Udet, Ja11, between Albert and Bapaume.

 

Lieutenant

Wilfred Raworth MCGEE

Son of Edward and Kate McGee, of 292, Boom St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal  (Source : C.W.G.C.).

103rd Squadron, Royal Air Force

DH9 pilot

Missing in action near Montdidier (Somme) on the 12th June 1918. Age 31.

 

Lieutenant

Herbert James MULROY

56th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed in action on the 18th June 1918. Flying on SE5a, crashed in Aveluy Wood (Somme) after a combat against an enemy aircraft.

 

Second Lieutenant

Gordon Lautre MURRAY

Son of the Reverend Andrew C Murray and Lydie A Murray, of Somerset West, South Africa. Rhodes Bursary Scholar from South Africa to Oxford University (Source : C.W.G.C.).

80th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Missing in action on the 12th April 1918. Age 21. Sopwith Camel.

 

Second Lieutenant

Philip Bryce MYERS

Son of Angel David and Ada Myers, of Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (Source : C.W.G.C.)

40th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Missing in action on the 27th September 1918. Age 19. SE5a.

 

Lieutenant

Owen Harrow NICHOLSON

Son of Harrow and Beatrice R Nicholson of Neherton, Pepworth, Natal (Source : C.W.G.C.).

3rd Squadron, Royal Air Force

Flying on Sopwith Camel

Missing in action in Neuville-St-Vaast sector (Pas-de-Calais, North of Arras)on the 18th June 1918. Age 19.

 

Second Lieutenant

Forrest Gale PARSONS

7th Squadron, Royal Flying Force

Missing in action on the 26th October 1916. BE2d pilot, in bombing operation in Courcelette sector (Somme).

 

Lieutenant

David Moir PATON

Son of Mrs MK Paton, of 46 Raleigh St, Yeoville, Johannesburg, and the late DM Paton (Source : C.W.G.C.).

66th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 24th September 1917. Age 27. Flying on Sopwith Pup, possibly shot down by Lt K.Wüsthoff, Ja4.

 

Captain

William Gordon PENDER, M.C.

Eldest son of John and Annie Catherine Bennet Pender, of Onich, Great Bookham, Surrey (Source : C.W.G.C.).

40th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 15th August 1917. Age 30. Flying on Nieuport 17, possibly shot down West of Annay (Pas-de-Calais) by Oblt H. Bethge, Ja30.

Lieutenant

Edwin Ravenhill PRIDEAUX

Son of Edwin Leopold and CJ Prideaux, of Ravenhill, Malleson Rd, Mowbray, Cape Province (Source : C.W.G.C.).

203rd Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed in action on the 17th May 1918. Age 27. Flying on Sopwith Camel, shot down near Merville (Nord) after a combat against 15 enemy aircraft.

 

Second Lieutenant

James Cook RIMER

Son of James Cook Rimer, of the Civil Service Club, Cape Town (Source : C.W.G.C.).

43rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 17th March 1917. Age 20. Pilot of Sopwith Strutter, shot down between Athies and Oppy (Pas-de-Calais) by Lt Allmenröder, Ja11.

 

Lieutenant

Thomas Earle Gordon SCAIFE, M.C.

Son of Thomas Earle Scaife and Clara Scaife, of Burnholme, Robertson, Cape Province (Source : C.W.G.C.).

9th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiners)

Killed in action on the 26th September 1916. Age 24. Observator on BE2c, shot down by AA fire over Lesboeufs (Somme).

 

Captain

Frederick Hatherley Bruce SELOUS, M.C.

Son of UC Gladys Selous, of Heartherside, Worplesdon, Surrey, and the late Captain FC Selous, DSO (Source : C.W.G.C.).

60th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Killed in action on the 4th January 1918. Age 20. Flying on SE5a, crashed near Menin (Belgium), possibly after an air collision with enemy aircraft.

 

Second Lieutenant

Maurice SHARPE

21st Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and General List

Killed in action on the 28th October 1916. Flying on BE12, shot down after combat with enemy aircrafts over Courcelette (Somme).

 

Second Lieutenant

Claude Battwell SIMPSON

Son of JT and Mabel Simpson, of 37, Sprigg St,  Cambridge, East London. Husband of  Mabel Simpson, of 37, Queen St, Cambridge, Esat London (Source : C.W.G.C.).

20th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Bristol F2b pilot

Missing in action on the 6th November 1917. Age 26.

 

Lieutenant

Andries Lars STOCKENSTROM

70th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed in action on the 23rd May 1918. Flying on Sopwith Camel, possibly shot down by AA fire.

 

Captain

St Cyprian Churchill TAYLER, M.C.

Son of Minnie Ruth Tayler, of The Haven, Boshoffs Rd, Natal, and the late John Frederic Jenner Tyler (Source : C.W.G.C.).

80th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and Royal Sussex Regiment

10 victories in 1917-1918

Missing in action on the 17th March 1918. Age 22. Flying on Sopwith Camel, probably shot down by Lt Kroll, Jasta 24, South of Cambrai (Nord).

 

Lieutenant

Douglas Price TROLLIP

Son of Roland JW and EAT Trollip, of Mount Prospect, Witmoss Rail (Source : C.W.G.C.).

57th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Missing in action on the 1st April 1918. Age 23. Pilot of DH4, shot down during a bombing operation near Grevillers (South of Pas-de-Calais), probably by Lt Wolff, Ja11.

 

Airman 1st Class

Arthur TRUSSON

48th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 11th May 1917. Observator on Bristol F2b, shot down in flames near Fresnes (Pas-de-Calais, north of Arras) possibly by Lt Allmenröder, Ja11.

 

Lieutenant

Clement Lewis VAN DER HOFF

Son of Mrs HJC Van der Hoff, of 065, Burger St, Krugersdorp, Transvaal, and the late Mr MA Van der Hoff (Source : C.W.G.C.).

3rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action on the 29th January 1918. Age 19. Flying on Sopwith Camel, seen break up over Bourlon Wood (near Cambrai, Nord).

 

Second Lieutenant

Philip Charles WESTHOVEN

Son of Wilhelm and AP Westhofen, of Cape Town (Source : C.W.G.C.).

4th Squadron, Royal Air Force

RE8 pilot

Killed in action on the 12th April 1918. Age 19.

 

Captain

John Leo WHITTY, M.C.

70th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and Leinster Regiment

Died of wounds on the 8th July 1916. Observator on Sopwith Strutter, down in flames by AA fire East of Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

 

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