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66 Squadron, RFC & RAF, 1916 to 1919

Summary life history of Officers


Walker, Henry Stewart, Capt
Born English 13/08/1882 at Southsea
With 66 Squadron from 02/07/1916 to 23/10/1916 as A/C.O.
RAeC Certificate 2143 dated 09/12/1915
Eventual fate died South Africa
Awarded 1914 Star, CdG(B)
Notes: 1 & 3 Cheshire Regt. Walker joined the RFC in August 1914, he went to France with the RFC on 03/09/1914 as an observer with 3 Sqn being graded a qualified observer on 09/09/1914. On the 19/10/1914 he was involved in a flying accident.


Warnock, John Maxwell, Capt
Born New Zealand 03/03/1890 at Lepperton
With 66 Squadron from 09/06/1917 to 10/04/1918 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 3587 dated 09/09/1916
Eventual fate died on 27/05/1975
Awarded 1914/15 Star
Notes: 1st Light Horse Regt (Australian Imperial Force) s/n 192. WW2 joined RNZAF F.O. s/n NZ1465 Admin and Special Duties. See Biographies


Warter, Joseph Gordon, 2/Lt
Born English
With 66 Squadron from 26/05/1917 to 30/09/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate kia on 30/09/1917 in aircraft B2185

Notes: Wiltshire Regt. 62 TS, 14/08/17 FO , 08/09/17 EF 66 Sqn, 30/09/17 kia.


White, A C, 2/Lt

With 66 Squadron from 31/05/1917 to 01/06/1917 as Pilot

Eventual fate not known

Notes: Cannot trace this pilot no one with these initials and surname can be found who served with the squadron


White, A C, 2/Lt

With 66 Squadron as pilot



Notes:


Whitehead, Thomas Ross, 2/Lt
Born Canadian
With 66 Squadron from 13/10/1917 to 17/12/1917 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 4770 dated 08/06/1917


Notes: 13/04/17 2 SoA, 28/05/17 CFS, 02/07/17 62 TS, 21/08/17 FO, 06/10/17 EF 66 Sqn, 17/12/17 hospital, Relinquished commission on 02/07/1918 due to ill health.


Whittaker, John Tudor Powell, Major
Born English 20/02/1894 at London
With 66 Squadron from 06/02/1918 to 05/10/1918 as CO
RAeC Certificate 2318 dated 17/01/1916
Eventual fate died on 12/12/1927
Awarded MC, CdG(F) avec Palme), Cavaliere Ordine Della Corona D'Italia, Medaglia Argento al Valore Militaire, Croce al Merito di Guerra MiD(I)
Notes: O.T.C., Sgt. 103 Rifles Calgary s/n 30312, ASC. Served with 9, 4, 66, in WW1. 100, 39, 28 Sqns after the war. Died in India as CO 28 Sqn from natural causes, buried in Bombay.


Wickett, Thomas Haldane, Lt
Born Canadian 15/12/1896 at Crediton, Ontario
With 66 Squadron from 17/10/1916 to 10/05/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate pow in aircraft A6178

Notes: POW Bielefeld, Heidelberg and Karlsruhe, repatriated 04/06/1918. Records held by RAF. Died 16 January 1975.


Wilkins, Frank Stafford, 2/Lt
Born English at Hemel Hempstead
With 66 Squadron from 10/08/1917 to 25/06/1918 as Pilot



Notes: RGA. 01/05/16 C S Reading, 12/06/16 CFS , 18/08/16 66 Sqn FO ,24/10/16 EF 21 Sqn , 26/01/17 19 Sqn ,15/05/17 HE, 10/08/17 EF 66 Sqn , 26/08/17 51 TS, 30/03/17 7 Sqn ,02/03/17 72 TS , EF 70 Sqn. Hon Wg Cdr October 1939 -42, Inspectorate of Accidents


Williams, Frederic, Lt
Born Australian at Toowoomba
With 66 Squadron from 04/04/1917 to 12/05/2017 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 5242 dated 24/09/1916
Eventual fate Died on 04/03/1963
Awarded MC, DFC, CdeG(F)
Notes: 12/07/16 3 RS, by March 1917 he was a Ferry pilot in the UK, joined 66 Sqn 04/04/17, 01/05/17 2 AD, 17/05/17 66 Sqn, 26/05/17 2 AD Test Pilot, 55 Sqn.


Wilson, Robert Kerr, 2/Lt
Born English 24/04/1894
With 66 Squadron from 07/11/1918 to 03/06/1919



Notes: 4 Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, RFC 1 SMA, 55 TS 20/04/18, 2 FS 10/09/18, 14 Wg 22/10/18, 66 Sqn 07/11/18, HE 03/06/19


Winby, Frederick Charles, Lt EO 3
Born English 29/07/1875
With 66 Squadron from 19/05/1918 as Equipment Officer


Awarded MiD(I)
Notes: 1 Stores Depot 15/12/07, Italy 17/01/18, 7 Bde 23/01/18, 66 Sqn 19/05/18, Hospital Arqvata 18/12/18, Mid(I) 05/03/19.


Wood, Walcot Brett, 2/Lt
Born New Zealand 03/02/1894 at Christchurch?
With 66 Squadron from 15/08/1916 to 21/11/1916 as EO3 (engines)?

Eventual fate Died on 05/05/1948

Notes: 03/06/16 2 SoA, 15/08/16 66 Sqn, 21/11/16 wounded, 24/09/17 RD, 03/12/17 59 TS, 06/02/18 RD, 07/03/18 1 SARD, Mid East, 31/05/18 Tr Bde, 11/18 19 TDS, 14/04/19 Arm Sch, 10/07/19 embarked Australia. Died New Zealand.


Woodhouse, John Whitaker, Capt.
Born English 26/07/1880 at Southport
With 66 Squadron from 15/02/1915 to 06/04/1917 as Pilot
RAeC Certificate 1028 dated 22/12/1914

Awarded DSO, MC
Notes: 02/15 joined RFC Brooklands, 02/15 Neatheravon, 24/06/15 CFS, 08/15 4 Sqn, 02/02/16 HE, 15/03/16 4 Sqn, 17/05/16 55 Sqn, 06/16 28 RS, 22/08/16 50 Sqn, 24/03/17 66 Sqn, 06/04/17 55 Sqn, 26/08/17 HE, 28/12/17 1 SoAG.12/03/15 Gazette 2/Lt (P). Continued WW2.


 

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