LieutenantRHODES-MOORHOUSE, WILLIAM BARNARD

Died 27/04/1915

Aged 27

2nd Sqdn.
Royal Flying Corps

V C, Mentioned in Despatches

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.

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."

Buried at PARNHAM PRIVATE CEMETERY, BEAMINSTER

Location: Dorset, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 2

Cemetery/memorial reference: In the grounds of Parnham House, West of house.


Cemetery details

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