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Rob B

Lt Armar Somerset Butler Attached to the RFC

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Rob B

I found this memorial in a small church in East Holme near Wareham in Dorset.

As Lt Butler was attached to the RFC would he have been an Observer, and can any one cast any light on where he was killed and what type of bombing activity he was engaged in?

My Grandfather was a DH 9 pilot with the RNAS in the Aegean in 1918 and he has an Army officer observing so just wondered if this was the same with young Armar.

Many thanks.

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charlie962

His Casualty Card says Observer 47 Squadron and reports

Stalled on turn near ground failed to switch off and caught fire causing bombs to explode

 

The pilot was Patrick Colin Hunter who also died.

 

Aircraft was  AW 12, A 1463

 

Incident 16/10/17

 

Charlie

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Rob B

Thanks Charlie, very much appreciated.

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jay dubaya

I believe he was one of four brother who served, the youngest went down with the Hampshire

 

J

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