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    Posted: 07 Apr 2010 at 10:05

Surname

First Names

Rank

Squadron

Role

Native of

Age

Date of Death

Aircraft

Notes

Maden

Frederick

Captain

13 Training

Pilot

Southport

21

9.7.1918 killed while flying

RE8 B8871

Buried Brandwood End, Birmingham

Clark

William

Corporal/ AM1 23333

72 Training

 

Southport

32

3.4.1919 died

 

Buried Duke Street, Southport. Son of Joseph and Rebecca Jane Clark, 2 Kew Road, Birkdale, Southport.  Commemorated Hampton Road United Reformed Church, Southport. Had served for 2 years when taken ill on leave. He failed to recover from a serious operation at a military hospital. See Southport Visitor 12.4.1919, p10.

Wood

Philip Lovel

2Lt

43

Pilot

 

 

4.3.1917 KIA

Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter A1109

2Lt AH Fenton, observer, KIA. Left 8:40 am on Patrol over Lens. At about 0:55 am encountered enemy aircraft. Possibly shot down by Ltn K Schaefer, Jasta 11, who claimed a Sopwith south west of Haisnes at 10:50 am. Commemorated on Arras Memorial – possibly buried Cabaret-Rouge, France ?

Francis

William George

2Lt

66

Pilot

Eastbourne, Sussex

19

10.3.1918 KIA

Sopwith F1 Camel B2377

Aircraft last seen near Maserado at 10,000 feet. Buried San Giuseppe Communal Cemetery,  Conegliano, Italy. Commemorated St Stephen’s Church, Banks. Nephew of Reverend BH Watts, MA, Vicar o Banks. Brother, AH Francis, wounded while flying in early days of war. See Southport Visitor 6.4.1918 p6.

Hele-Shaw

Henry Rathbone

Lt

70

Pilot

South Kensington

20

19.7.1916 killed in action

Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter A386 (ex-RNAS 9653)

2Lt RC Oakes, observer, MIA, presumed KIA. Shot down by Ltn K Wintgens, KEK Vaux, over Arras. Buried Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Listed -on Southport War Memorial, although no connection known. Previously served as a ferry pilot.

Holt

William Parkinson

Captain

29

Pilot

 

 

24.6.1917 KIA

Nieuport 23 B1607

Buried Beaumont Communal Cemetery, France

Tetlow

Cyril Lawson

Lt

10

Observer

 

 

22.8.1916 killed in action

RAF BE2c 1737

2Lt HC Marnham, pilot, KIA. Took off at 5:37 pm on an artillery registration sortie. Received a direct hit from an anti-aircraft shell, causing their aircraft to fall in flames.  Buried Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avenue, France. Tetlow as a teacher at University School, Southport, and was the son of Mr WH and Mrs Tetlow, Whitecroft, Guest Road, Prestwich, Manchester. Commemorated on Southport war memorial.

Dobell

GL

Temporary 2Lt/Lt

53

Pilot

Birkenhead

25

11.8.1918 KIA

RAF RE8 C2265

2Lt AW Baker, observer, KIA. On Artillery Registration sortie.  Seen in flames out of control at 8:00 pm, before crashing near Foetre. Cause unknown. Buried Meteren, France. Commissioned 8.11.1917. Probate to William Blount Dobell, Colliery Proprietor. Younger son of MR & Mrs WB Dobell, 13 Coudray Road, Southport, later of 31 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. See Southport Visitor 31.8.1918, p6.

MacDonald

Charles Davie

2Lt

211

Observer

Great Crosby

18

4.11.1918 killed in action

DH9 F1157

2Lt CC Brouncker, pilot, KIA. Left at 11:30 am on tactical reconnaissance flight.

Richardson

Ernest James

2Lt

35

Observer

Southport

19

27.10.1918 died of wounds

Armstrong Whitworth FK8

2Lt HG Harper, pilot, WIA. Buried Premont, France. Commemorated Holy Trinity Church memorial, Southport. Worked in composing room of Southport Visitor newspaper pre-war. Son of Ernest Christopher and Suzannah T Richardson, 53 Larch Street, Southport (later Ernholme, 4 Portland Street, Southport). To BEF 6.1918. See Southport Visitor 2.11.1918 p8 & 9.11.1918 p8.

Stuart

Peter Dudley

Captain

5 Training Depot Station

Pilot

Blundellsands, Liverpool

24

1.6.1918 KWF

AMC DH6 D5682

Lt FP Ayles KWF. Buried Anfield, Liverpool

Sumner

Geoffrey

2Lt

 

 

Waterloo

22

11.5.1918 died of diphtheria

 

Buried Sefton

Sutton

Herbert Leslie

2Lt

50 Training

Pilot

 

 

22.4.1918 killed while flying

Armstrong Whitworth FK8 C8511

Buried St Cuthbert’s, Southport

Thomas

Desmond

2Lt

Z Flight 34 Squadron

Observer

Fairfield, Liverpool

20

28.6.1918 killed in action

Bristol F2B Fighter

On reconnaissance escort when hit by ant-aircraft fire near San Polo, west of Oderzo on the Piave, at about 6:00 pm. Lt FS Williams, pilot, KIA. Buried Tezze, Italy

Todd,

John

2Lt

9 Training

Pilot

Southport

19

29.7.1918 killed while flying

RAF RE8 B5132

Buried St Cuthbert’s, Southport

Nevin

Frederick Desmond

2Lt

49

Pilot

Formby

19

19.5.1918 killed in action

AMC DH9 D1002 (2nd aircraft built by Crossley Motors at National Aircraft Factory No 2, Heaton Chapel, Stockport). Delivered to 49 Squadron 30.4.1918

23509 Sergeant Herbert Barfoot, observer, aged 34 from Brighton, KIA. Buried Heath, Harbonnieries, France.

Had left at 5:05 am for raid on Bray Last seen near Harbonnieries. Possibly shot down by Lt W Steinhauser, Jasta 11, who claimed a 49 Squadron DH9 over Villers Bretonneaux at 7:10 am.

Previously  claimed a Fokker Dr1 out of control at 7:15 pm on 17.5.1918 over Suzanne, while flying DH9 D1002. Observer, Lt HP Roberts, WIA. No German loss recorded. Also claimed Fokker Dr1 out of control at 7:15 pm over Chaulnes, when flying DH9 D5585 with Lt FC Aulagnier as observer. No German loss recorded. Nevin stalled DH9 C6182 (delivered 49 Squadron 11.4.1918) on take off and crashed on 25.4.1918. Nevin and Sergeant C Fathers, observer, both unhurt.

Brown

Lewis

Probationary Flying Officer

Eastbourne Naval Air Station

Pilot

Thornton-le-Flyde

18

Avro 504A D1604

21.3.1918 killed while flying

Buried Blackpool

Fairclough

John Leo

Petty Officer Mechanic F/2046

Armoured Car Division, HMS President II

Mechanic

Southport

41

 

10.10.1915 died of dysentery

Buried Chatby Military Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt. Son of Joseph Austin and Elizabeth Fairclough, 3 Nolan Street, Southport, and husband of Margaret Ellen Fairclough,  14 Birch Street, Southport. He died in Alexandria hospital, leaving his widow with 4 children. See Southport Visitor 17.12.1914 p6 & 26.10.1915 p6.

Parkinson,

Joseph

Officers’ Stewart 3

 

Stewart

Southport

18

 

27.7.1917 died

Buried Duke Street, Southport

Berry

Oswald William

2Lt

48

Pilot

Southport

24

Bristol F2A Fighter A3330

8.4.1917 killed in action

Left at 2:00 pm on an offensive patrol. Met enemy aircraft east of Arras, and last seen in glide near Remy. Claimed shot down by Ltn FO Bernert, Jasta 2, at 3:10 pm in Remy-Eterpigny-Bailleul area. 2Lt FB Gooden, observer, died 26.5.1917 as a POW. Buried Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez France. Son of Elias Sumner Berry and Margaret Ann Berry, 2 Hesketh Road, Southport. Commemorated n Emmanuel Parish Church memorial.

Pilkington

John Oscar

Lt

20

Pilot

Maghull

25

RAF FE2d B1895

6.9.1917 killed in action

Left at 2:35 pm on offensive patrol when attacked by enemy aircraft over Boesinghe, and shot down in flames at about 3:35 pm (German time was an hour later) by Ltn W Voss, Jasta 10, as his 42nd claim. Pilkington was born on 18.8.1892, and was the younger son of John Arthur and Sarah Pilkington, Mar Rowee, Port Erin, Isle of Man. Educated King William’s School, Isle of Man (1907-1909) and Liverpool University (Electrical Engineering). Enlisted in King’s Regiment as other rank, but was then commissioned in to the 15th (reserve) Battalion on 15.3.1915.Posted to 14 Battalion on 5.9.1915, to accompany it to Salonika. To Egypt in 2.1916, and returned to Britain in the Spring f 1917 for training in the RFC. His brother, Edward, served with the ASC.   AM2 HF Matthais KIA. Buried Bailleul Etension, France

Porter

Stanley Fitzherbert

2Lt

84

Pilot

 

 

 

6.6.1917 accidently shot  during Lewis gun practice

Buried Sefton

Smith

Allen Wienman

Lt

34 Reserve

Pilot

Crosby

20

Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter 7807

18.3.1917 killed while flying

Buried Sefton

Webster

George Alexander Malcolm

2Lt

35

Pilot

Waterloo

20

Armstrong Whitworth FK8 B5775

28.2.1918 killed while flying

Lt CF Witt, observer, KWF. Buried Brie, France

Hilton

Robert

2Lt

13

Observer

Southport

19

RAF RE8 C4570

29.4.1918  died of wounds received 6.4.1918

Left at 10:00 am on photographic sortie over XVII Corps front on 6.4.1916 Lt ST Payne, pilot, died of wounds. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial.

Ibison

Karl George

2Lt

213

Pilot

Southport

19

Sopwith F1 Camel D9601

4.10.1918 killed in action

Last seen near Roulers at 4:00 pm. Buried  St Bavon churchyard, Belgium. Eldest son of James George and Louise Ibison, 79 Eastbourne Road, Birkdale. Formerly worked in accountants’ department, L&Y Railway, Hunt’s Bank (Victoria Station), Manchester. See Southport Visitor 12.10.1918 p8 & Southport Guardian 12.10.1918.

Loveridge

Ernest

AM3 307231

Recruit Training Wing

 

Southport

28

 

31.10.1918 died of pneumonia

Buried Holy Trinity, Southport. Died at Blandford camp, Dorset. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Loveridge, 10 Union Street, Southport, and husband of Lillian Loveridge, 61 Kensington Road, Southport. He became ill after serving for only three weeks. Previously worked with father as plumber, sanitary engineer and electrician. Educated Holy Trinity School. Brother, 2408 Sergeant Frederick William Loveridge, died of wounds sustained with  7th Battalion, the King’s (Liverpool) Regiment at Festubert in 5.1915. See Southport Visitor 5.11.1918 p6.

Hodgkinson

William

Lt

62

Observer

Birkdale

21

Bristol FB Fighter E256

9.10.1918 KIA

Left at 6:45 am on offensive patrol. Combat with enemy aircraft over Foret de Mormal. Possibly shot down by Ltn P Bauemer, Jasta 2, who made a claim over Presau. Captain L Campbell, pilot, KIA. Buried Preseau Communal Cemetery, France. Commemorated on Ainsdale and Southport war memorials. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs FC Hodgkinson, 23 Shore Road Ainsdale (formerly of Birkdale). Born 10.4.1897.  Enlisted aged 18. Commissioned 1.1917. Served with BEF for 9 months and then attached to RFC, 12.1917. Trained at Reading and Hythe and returned to BEF in 3.1918, joining 62 Squadron on 12.3.1918. Claims : Albatros DV out of control (OOC), east of Estaires, 12.4.1918; enemy aircraft OOC on 3.8.1918 & 8.8.1918. Enemy aircraft claimed destroyed on 12.8.1918, and Fokker DVII claimed destroyed over Presau in E2256 on 9.10.1918. See Southport Visitor 26.10.1918 p8 & RAF Communiqués

Hooten

Howard

Cadet 153260

78 Training (Canada)

Pilot

Montreal

 

Curtiss JN-4

27.3.1918 killed while flying

Commemorated on Southport war memorial and St Andrew’s Parish Church. Husband of L Hooten, 30 Clairmont Apartments, Montreal. Buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Texas.

Sutcliffe

James Edward

Flight Sergeant 34633

 

 

 

28

 

15.2.1919 died of influenza

On leave when died at home at 22 Walnut Street, Southport.  Former travelling brush salesman, then serving with a training unit at South Western RAF HQ, Salisbury. Buried Duke Street Cemetery, Southport. See Southport Visitor 22.2.1919, p8.

 Owen

Iowerth ap Roland

Lt

13

Pilot

Seaforth

20

RAF BE2c 4595

7.5.1917

Left at 10:40 am on photo reconnaissance of XVII Corps front. Shot down, possibly by Ltn K Allmenroeder, Jasta 11, who claimed a BE shot down over Fresnoy at 11:45 am. Commemorated on Southport war memorial as Lt LR Owen. Son of Dr Rowland and Margret Own, Arley House, Seaforth. Mill School OTC from 1915, and Inns of Court OTC 1916 & 1917. Buried St Catherine British Cemetery, Arras, France. AM2 R Hickling, observer, KIA.

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