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petet

I have been working on a WWII project relating to our grandfather who was KIA with 35 Squadron in 1945 and it has inspired me to start another relating to the history of the squadron.

I have pieced together the following information relating to squadron casualties during WW1 and was wondering if anyone could help fill in any of the blanks and/or suggest any additions / deletions / amendments.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards

Pete

Date Name Aircraft

27/05/1916 R Newman KIFA Farman F20 (2850)

27/05/1916 DB De Bruyn KIFA Farman F20 (2850)

18/08/1916 PJ Quinn Killed in a motorcycle accident

29/08/1916 M Boyd KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK3 (6201)

18/10/1916 E Hildreth KIFA Royal Aircraft Factory RE7 (2207)

16/03/1917 G Wenden ?????

23/04/1917 FH Reynell KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (A2709)

23/04/1917 S Barne KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (A2709)

02/06/1917 ER Bottomley KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (A2716)

02/06/1917 GA Griffiths KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (A2716)

06/06/1917 HGK Cotterill KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (A2693)

06/06/1917 GW Devenish KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (A2693)

30/08/1917 HW Evans ?????

26/09/1917 JWM Bevan KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B242)

22/11/1917 JW McCash KIA whilst flying with 3 Squadron

01/12/1917 C Hyde KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B5778)

01/12/1917 J Mackenzie KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B5778)

15/01/1918 TA Urwin DOW Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B283) 12/01/1918

17/01/1918 JH Young DOW Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B283) 12/01/1918

25/01/1918 FW Saunders KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B256)

19/02/1918 HH Wilson KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B3305)

19/02/1918 JS Gregory KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B3305)

28/02/1918 GAM Webster KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B5775)

28/02/1918 CF Witt KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B5775)

17/03/1918 TSCG Taylor KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B5825)

17/03/1918 A Warren KIFA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (B5825)

21/03/1918 R Peacock ?????

21/03/1918 CA Uren ?????

04/04/1918 TB Wiltshire ?????

10/04/1918 JH Shooter KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (D5011)

25/04/1918 AE Williams KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (C8552)

25/04/1918 N Bowden KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (C8552)

26/04/1918 HF Anthony DOW

29/06/1918 J Gitsham KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (D5051)

29/06/1918 L Wadsworth KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (D5051)

01/07/1918 RJ Fitzgerald KIA Bristol Fighter F2b (C4849)

18/09/1918 J Clarke KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (F7395)

19/09/1918 CM Sonnenberg Fatally wounded Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (F7395)

03/10/1918 CS Booker Fatally wounded Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (F7383)

07/10/1918 LA Higgs DOW

23/10/1918 R Colligan ?????

27/10/1918 EMS Kearney KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (E8838)

27/10/1918 EJ Richardson KIA Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 (E8838)?????

04/11/1918 WG Caddick ?????

07/11/1918 RMH Stewart ?????

10/11/1918 AG Claydon Died from influenza

13/11/1918 JW Summers ?????

05/12/1918 AJ Hooper ?????

26/02/1919 W Woodward ?????

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IAN HARPER

There are two very comprehensive articles on 35 Squadron during the First War contained in Cross and Cockade issues Vol 27 No 4 1996 and Vol 28 No 4 1998. Well worth getting.

You may find all the information you want in these articles, one by Don Neate and Mick Davis and the other by Trevor Henshaw.

My own father, 2nd Lt H G Harper, was a pilot with 35 Squadron (known as 'Babs' as he was the youngest at just 19) during August to November 1918. I have most of his records, maps, Log Book, Photo Album, etc.

They makes incredible reading.

All the Best

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john-g

There are a number of documents relating to 35 Squadron at the National Archives.

AIR1/691/21/20/35 History covers the years 1916-38.

AIR1/1397/204/27/1, 2,3,5,6 Record Books for November, Feb and April, Aug, Oct 1917.

AIR1/1397/204/27/7 Reports on Accidents,

AIR1/1398/204/27/13 Recod of aeroplanes s.o.c 11/1916 - 12/1918,

AIR1/1398/204/27/14, 15 Recod Books for Feb-June 1912 and July-Nov 1917.

AIR1/1399/204/27/16 Record book 11/1917-02/1918.

AIR1/1399/204/27/17 Recod Book 02/1918-04/1918

AIR1/1399/204/27/18 Recod Book 04/1918-05/1918

AIR1/1400/204/27/19 Record Book 05/1918-07/1918

AIR1/1400/204/27/20 Record Book 07/1918-08/1918

AIR1/1400/204/27/21 Record Book 08/1918-09/1918

AIR1/1401/204/27/22 Recod Book 09/1918 (note this may be in AIR1/1402/204/27/22)

AIR1/1402/204/27/23 Recod Book 09/1918-10/1918

AIR1/1402/204/27/24 Record Book 10/1918-11/1918

AIR1/1402/204/27/25 Record Book 11/1918-01/1919

AIR1/1403/204/27/26 Extracts from 4 Wing Orders 03/1919-06/1919,

AIR1/1403/204/27/27 Reccommendations for honours and awards,

AIR1/1403/204/27/28 Routine Orders Feb-Dec 1916,

AIR1/1403/204/27/29 Routine Orders Jan-Dec 1917,

AIR1/1404/204/27/30 Routine Orders Jan-Dec 1918,

AIR1/1404/204/27/31 Routine Orders Oct/1918-02/1919,

AIR1/1404/204/27/32 Field returns 02/1917-02/1919.

Hope this helps.

john-g

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Grovetown

From a photograph album belonging to John Kenworthy Holdsworth, 2 Lt, Observer, joined 08-08-18, left 28-02-19, Home RAF.

351.jpg

353.jpg

354.jpg

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Grovetown

And some more.

355-1.jpg

356.jpg

3510.jpg

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petet

Thank you all for your interest and feedback; all very much appreciated.

I have obtained some of the files mentioned from the TNA, but they are quoting me nearly £300 for the history files, so I am having to give that a miss. I have purchased one of the C+C articles and will have a look for the other one later today.

Thanks for the photographs; it helps visualise the story when you see the aircraft, the people, the uniforms and the locations ... brilliant stuff.

Regards

Pete

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petet

My understanding is that 35 Squadron was formed at Thetford from the nucleus of No 9 (Reserve) Squadron. When it left Thetford for Narborough, did it leave its surplus to form the nucleus of another squadron?. If so, does anyone know the squadron number?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards

Pete

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Bradford WW1 Group

Ronald Lister 27.10.1918

Also killed: 2Lt Joseph Rodolphe Desy, born Montreal, Canada

Burial Notes: No Known Grave listed on Arras Memorial, France

Cause of Death: KIA (killed in action)

Death Date: 27 Oct 1918

Aircraft:  AW FK8 F7480

Military Unit:  8 Squadron

Position:  Observer

 

I would welcome more information about Ronald Lister - a local man to my area.

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HarryBrook

Ronald Lister and Joseph Rodolphe Desy were at first reported missing, enquiries were made of the Germans without positive result, see International Red Cross record cards.

Lister, Ronald, 2nd Lt. R.A.F., I.R.C. card.JPG

Desy, 2nd Lt. J. R., R.A.F., I.R.C. card (1).JPG

Desy, 2nd Lt. J. R., R.A.F., I.R.C. card (2).JPG

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MikeMeech
On ‎16‎/‎12‎/‎2012 at 10:57, petet said:

My understanding is that 35 Squadron was formed at Thetford from the nucleus of No 9 (Reserve) Squadron. When it left Thetford for Narborough, did it leave its surplus to form the nucleus of another squadron?. If so, does anyone know the squadron number?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards

Pete

Hi

 

According to Jefford in 'RAF Squadrons', page 46-47, No. 59 Sqn. was formed from a nucleus of 35 Sqn. 21 June 1916 at Narborough.

 

I hope that is of use.

 

Mike

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