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RHODES-MOORHOUSE, WILLIAM BARNARD, VC

Service:Royal Flying Corps
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Birth:26 September 1887
Place of Birth:Rokeby, North Yorkshire, England
Date of Death:27 April 1915 (Aged 27 years)
Decorations:Victoria Cross
Mentioned in Despatches

IWM: Q 66262

Citations

Victoria Cross:
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.

Burial Details

Cemetery:PARNHAM PRIVATE CEMETERY, BEAMINSTER
Grave:In the grounds of Parnham House, West of house.

External Links

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The London Gazette - Victoria Cross Citation (21 May 1915)
Wikipedia

Record updated on 24 March 2018.


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