Casualty details

RHODES-MOORHOUSE, WILLIAM BARNARD

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
27/04/1915
Age:
27
Regiment/Service:
Royal Flying Corps
 
2nd Sqdn.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
In the grounds of Parnham House, West of house.
Cemetery
PARNHAM PRIVATE CEMETERY, BEAMINSTER

Additional Information:

Son of Edward Moorhouse, of Parnham House, Dorset; husband of Linda Rhodes-Moorhouse.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 22nd May, 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery on 26th April, 1915, in flying to Courtrai and dropping bombs on the railway line near that station. On starting the return journey he was mortally wounded, but succeeded in flying for 35 miles to his destination, at a very low altitude, and reported the successful accomplishment of his object. He has since died of his wounds."

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PARNHAM PRIVATE CEMETERY, BEAMINSTER

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Dorset

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