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Lieutenant WILLIAM BARNARD RHODES-MOORHOUSE

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Flying Corps

2nd Sqdn.

Date of Death

Died 27 April 1915

Age 27 years old

Buried or commemorated at

PARNHAM PRIVATE CEMETERY, BEAMINSTER

In the grounds of Parnham House, West of house.

United Kingdom

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of Edward Moorhouse, of Parnham House, Dorset; husband of Linda Rhodes-Moorhouse. His son William Henry Rhodes-Moorhouse DFC, fell in the 1939-1945 War.
  • Additional Citation note

    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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