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66 Squadron, RFC & RAF, 1916 to 1919

Summary life history of Officers


Salthouse, Elijah Dudley, Lt
Born English
With 66 Squadron from 27/05/1918 to 15/09/1918 as pilot



Notes: Lovat Scouts. Transferred to reserve Ledger no record. Enlisted RAF WW2 Fl Lt s/n 90426.


Sevastopulo, Andrew Alexander Dick, Lt
Born English 23/12/1898 at London
With 66 Squadron from 21/07/1918 to 09/08/1918 as Pilot

Eventual fate Died on 28/06/1985

Notes: 20 OCW 14/05/17, Oxford 27/07/17, Hendon 16/09/17, 68 Sqn 14/10/17, 68 TS 09/10/17, FO 16/02/18, 2 SoG 04/03/18, EF 54 Sqn 27/03/18, HE 63 TS 24/06/18, 14 Wg 17/07/18, 66 Sqn 21/07/18, Hospital 09/08/18, HE 16/09/18, S W Area, 29 TDS 28/11/18 Discharged


Sharp, Charles Cyril, Capt
Born English 20/03/1892 at Southampton
With 66 Squadron to 04/09/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate mia on 04/09/1917 in aircraft B2197
Awarded MiD(F)
Notes: 14 Bn Hampshire Rgt. Radley College and OTC. POW Karlsruhe Baden. Died 18/06/1940. General Manager Wight Packet Co. and later Isle of Wight and South of England R.M.S.P. Co.


Sheehan, Desmond Joseph, 2/Lt
Born Irish 14/11/1894 at Tralee, Ireland
With 66 Squadron from 14/04/1917 to 10/05/1917 as Pilot
RAeC Certificate 1340 dated 19/06/1915
Eventual fate kia on 10/05/1917 in aircraft A7303

Notes: RN Midshipman HMS Hibernia 1914, to RNAS then RFC. Possibly killed after combat with Ltn Lothar F v Richthofen of Jasta 11. Denham, Oxford 20/12/16, CFS "B" Sqn 00/04/17, EF 66 Sqn 14/04/17.


Shirley, Archibald Vincent, 2/Lt
Born Welsh 17/05/1887 at Penarth
With 66 Squadron from 16/05/1917 to 08/06/1917 as Pilot

Eventual fate kia on 08/06/1917 in aircraft B1745

Notes: Welsh Horse Yeo. Oxford 06/01/16, 7 RS 08/01/17, 40 RS 01/03/17, FO 30/04/17, EF 16/05/17, Mia 08/06/17 Reported died by Germans 01/09/17. Collided with Sopwith Scout A6207 flown by 2/Lt A G Robertson.


Sissing, Arthur Edgar, 2/Lt
Born South African 04/10/1897
With 66 Squadron from 15/09/1918 to 01/11/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate kia on 01/11/1918 in aircraft E7245

Notes: Father lived in East Griqualand S.A. Served with 5 SoA, 81 Sqn, 11 TS 23/05/18, 34 TDS FO 31/08/18, Turnberry 02/09/18.


Sloan, Lawrence Hay Thompson, Capt
Born Scottish 24/03/1895 at Edinburgh
With 66 Squadron to 05/12/1917 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 1582 dated 12/08/1915
Eventual fate wia on 05/12/1917 in aircraft B2379

Notes: 1 Bn Cameron Hlds


Small, Reginald George Douglas, Major
Born English 25/11/1887 at Keynsham
With 66 Squadron from 24/10/1916 to 18/01/1917 as CO
RAeC Certificate 429 dated 18/02/1913
Eventual fate Died on 15/05/1940
Awarded MiD(F)**
Notes: Leinster Regt. Lancashire Regt. MiD(F)**. Retired due to ill health as Wing Commander RAF December 1932. Changed name to Reginald George Douglas-Douglas.


Smeeton, Herbert Arthur, Lt
Born Canadian 30/12/1898
With 66 Squadron from 29/09/1917 to 05/10/1917 as pilot



Notes: 15/06/17 23 Wing, 28/06/17 Trn Bde, 20/07/17 Reading, 25/07/17 81 Sqn, 14/07/17 45 TS, 14/07/17 FO, 22/09/17 EF, 06/10/17 Hospital, 31/12/17 Canada. Hospital RFC/RAF Canada, 13/07/19 Medical Board Cat E, 15/08/19 Unemployed list.


Smith, Francis Augustine, Lt
Born English 25/10/1896 at Watford
With 66 Squadron from 17/03/1917 to 14/09/1917 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 3153 dated 01/07/1916


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Smith, Lucas Arden, Capt
Born Canadian 13/09/1892 at Arden, Sask
With 66 Squadron from 25/04/1917 to 24/05/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate mia on 24/05/1917 in aircraft A6194

Notes: 20 Border Horse, 10 Overseas C.M.R.R. 152 Overseas Bn. Can Infantry. 23/10/16 Oxford, 8 RS, 40 RS, 22/04/17 FO, 25/04/17 EF, 25/04/17 66 Sqn, 24/05/17 mia, repatriated through Switzerland.


Smith, Charles Frederick, 2/Lt
Born British
With 66 Squadron from 10/02/1917 to 26/05/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate pow on 26/05/1917 in aircraft A6186

Notes: 6 Kings Liverpool Regt (T). 02/07/16 Enlisted RFC, 05/08/16 CFS "B" Sqn ,29/08/16 28 RS, 09/11/16 43 Sqn FO, 23/11/16 28 RS, 07/12/16 54 Sqn, 10/02/17 66 Sqn ,17/03/17 EF, 26/05/17 mia, repatriated 14/12/18, discharged 26/01/20.


St Barbe, Sydney Lane Foster, 2/Lt
Born English 22/03/1895 at Boldre
With 66 Squadron from 16/11/1918 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 5520 dated 04/01/1918
Eventual fate on 17/05/1939

Notes: 30/01/18 1 OTTC 3 Sqn, 1 SMA, 25/09/18 2?lT(P), 00/06/18 205 or 212 TDS Vendome, 22/06/18 Flight Cadet, 25/09/18 discarged from ranks, 26/09/18 FO, 00/11/18 EF enroute Italy? 00/11/18 66Sqn. 15/05/39 crashed in Avroe 504 outside Hanworth aerodrome.


Stanger, Stanley, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 10/07/1894 at Montreal
With 66 Squadron from 18/10/1917 to 27/04/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate died on 10/09/1967
Awarded DFC MC
Notes: 04/04/17 Oxford, 5 RS, 7 RS, 13 RS, 02/09/17 Turnberry "B" Sqn FO, 28 Sqn, 10/10/17 66 Sqn, 16/04/18 28 Sqn Capt, 23/08/18 Hospital, 06/11/18 HE


Stedman, Ralph Arundel, 2/Lt
Born New Zealand 07/06/1895 at Timaru
With 66 Squadron from 24/05/1917 to 11/09/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate Died on 29/10/1968

Notes: Served with NZ EF before enlisting in the British Army. 03/05/17 Egypt, 11/04/17 43 RS FO, 24/05/17 EF 66 Sqn, 11/09/17 wia, 3 TDS. became a Ferry pilot in February 1918 . Commissioned in the RNZAF 01/10/40 as Ad Min Officer, died Waiheke Isld.


Stretton, Sidney, Lt
Born English at Derby
With 66 Squadron from 25/03/1917 to 27/03/1917 as Pilot

Eventual fate kwf on 27/03/1917 in aircraft A6163

Notes: Calcutta L.H., Royal Marine Artillery. 2 SoA 02/10/16, 5 RS 23/11/16, 1 SoAF&G, 12/01/17 15 Sqn as Observer, 28 RS 17/02/17, 43 RS 24/02/17, EF 66 Sqn 25/03/17, kwf 27/03/17,


Stuart, Charles, 2/Lt
Born English 27/09/1894 at Newcastle
With 66 Squadron from 10/02/1918 to 18/02/1918 as Pilot



Notes: Had been living in South Africa, father in Newcastle upon Tyne. Appointed Flying Officer 27/10/17, 7 Brigade Italy 06/02/18, Wounded 18/02/18 by 08/07/18 was posted to South West Area and 54 TDS.


Sutcliffe, Arthur, Capt
Born 01/01/1886
With 66 Squadron from 14/04/1918 as MO



Notes: R.A.M.C. (TF). Transferred to RAF PI no. 49230, posted to 51Wing 22/11/18 and 7 Bde to 14 Wing 03/01/18 and 66 Sqn, NE Area 02/01/19 was Medical Officer School of Instruction.


Symondson, Francis Stanley, Lt
Born English 27/03/1897 at Sutton
With 66 Squadron from 13/02/1918 to 27/09/1918 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 4909 dated 12/06/1917
Eventual fate died on 01/05/1975
Awarded MC, Crocce di Argento
Notes: 1 Glamorganshire Yeo. 08/02/18 7 Bde & 66 Sqn, 27/09/18 HE . Hon rank withdrawn on 02/09/14 when he enlisted in the TA . Rejoined RAF in WW2 s/n 57498 Fl Lt.


 

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