WW1 Nominal Roll - All

The following table was sourced from the data files available at the airhistory.org.uk - Royal Flying Corps website, Sqn Daily States (National Archives), Casualty Cards (RAF Museum) and Service Records (findmypast.co.uk).  Some names from the early 1920s have been included until an inter-war nominal roll can be created.

AD - Aircraft Depot AH - airhistory.org.uk
ASD - Aircraft Storage Depot CC - Casualty Card
CCS - Casualty Clearing Station DS - Daily States
ERS - Engine Repair Section HE - Home Establishment
HQ - Headquarters POW - Prisoner of War
RB - Record Books SR - Service Record
TD - temporary duty USAS - United States Air Service
   
Service # Rank Surname Name/Initials Remarks
  Lt Acton(Canada) Joseph Henry SR - wounded 22 May 18, struck off strength 24 May
42669 2AM
(Rigger)
Allan John SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, though he was deployed to France from 7 Dec 16 (before 56 Sqn deployed).

DS - mentioned 3 Dec 17, 22 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation

14494 Sgt
(Carpenter)
Allen Alfred Harry SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 7 Apr 17 to 22 Jun 18

DS - mentioned 3 Dec 17

PI/27156 2Lt Allen Herbert SR - to 56 Sqn 22 Jun 18, missing/killed 10 Aug 18
27784 Allen
(Motor Cyclist)
Allen Henry George SR - posted to HE 17 Jan 19, France 7 Apr 17 to 17 Jan 19

DS - 11 Jan 19 leave

23582 2AM Allen Richard CC/SR - killed in accident 19 May 16

CWGC lists 56 Sqn as his 'regiment', date on headstone in Ann's Hill Cemetery is 18 May

Potentially one of first 3 members of 56 Sqn mentioned in first Sqn Operations Record history narrative

1995 Pte Anderson   DS - 12 Jan 18, attached from North Irish Horse
16156 Sgt
(Fitter)
Appleton William Sanfrid SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 5 Apr 17, posted to 20 Sqn 6 Feb 19

DS - 18 Dec 17 leave

67010 3AM
(Batman)
Ashurst Thomas SR - posted from 56 Sqn 27 Jan 19, France 28 Jul 17 to 17 Feb 19

DS - 11 Dec 17 Flu

32561 2AM
(Batman)
Atkinson John Henry SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17 on the RS Catterick, France 7 Apr 17 to 27 Jan 19

DS - 27 Nov 17 leave, 7 Jan 18 transfer to 2AD

PI/16643 Lt Austin Harry SR - to 56 Sqn 3 Apr 18, missing 28 Jun 18 (wounded and POW)
  Lt Awde(Canada) Ivan Wesley SR - posted to British Expeditionary Force 21 Aug 18, missing/taken prisoner 5 Oct 18

Listed as POW in historical account in first 56 Sqn Operations Record, published ~ 1922

  2Lt Bailey Harold Frederick Winchester CC - accident resulting in contused back whilst with 56 Sqn - dates conflict

Not listed as a 'wounded' airman in history narrative in first 56 Sqn Operations Record

  Maj Balcombe-Brown
(New Zealand)
Rainsford SR - joined 56 Sqn 26 Oct 17, in hospital 2-9 Feb 18, missing/killed 2 May 18

DS - 29 Dec 17 leave

Commanding Officer Oct 17 to May 18

46389 LAC
(Fitter)
Baldwin William James SR - posted to 5 Sqn 7 Feb 19, France 7 Apr 17 to 13 Sep 19

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

  Capt Ball Albert SR - joined 56 Sqn 17 Apr 17, missing/killed 7 May 17
41300 Cpl
(Fitter)
Balls George King SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 5 Apr 17

DS - 22 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation

London Gazette - 15 Jul 19 "A./M.2 George King Balls, 56th Sqn" awarded the Medaille d'Honneur (en bronze)

  Lt Barlow Leonard Monteagle SR - 56 Sqn 8 Feb 17 to 22 Oct 17
19698 2AM
(Motor Cyclist)
Barnes George Vernon DS - 3 Dec 17 leave

SR - posted from 56 Sqn to HE 17 Jan 19

294534 AC2
(Batman)
Bartlett Francis Harold SR - posted to 56 Sqn 3 Oct 18, posted to 43 Sqn 6 Feb 19

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

  Lt Bayne(Canada) George Frederick SR - 56 Sqn from 17 Aug 18 to 7 Apr 19

DS - 21 Aug 18 posted from 2 ASD, 31 Jan 19 posted to Berck-sur-Mer

  Lt Beaumont Frank CC - Missing 1 Apr 18, repatriated 14 Dec 18
  2Lt Beck Albert SR - 56 Sqn 26 Oct 18 to 27 Feb 19

DS - 23 Jan 19 leave

43338 2AM
(Instrument Repairer)
Beeny William DS - 15 Dec 17 reported from HE

SR - posted to 27 Sqn 13 Apr 18

28112 F/Sgt
(Fitter)
Beer Arthur George SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 15 Apr 17, posted to 13 Wing 6 Feb 19

DS - 18 Dec 17 leave

28114 Sgt
(Fitter)
Beer William Morgan SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 15 Apr 17, posted to 13 Wing 6 Feb 19

DS - 5 Jan 18 leave

135673 3AM
(Electrician)
Bell Harry SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, only 3rd Brigade,

DS - 29 Dec 18 ceased to be attached to HQ 13th Wing, 5 Jan 19 TD to HQ 13th Wing

164289 AC2
(Batman)
Bidewell Arthur James SR - posted to 56 Sqn 15 Sep 18, posted to 29 Sqn 6 Feb 19

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

40996 LAC
(Armourer)
Biggin HR DS - 22 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation
  T/Capt Billinge Frank SR - posted to 56 Sqn 5 Feb 18, admitted to hospital 22 Apr 18
1963 Pte
(Signaller)
Bingham William Andrew DS - 12 Jan 18 attached from North Irish Horse
  2Lt Bishop Noel Frederick SR - missing/killed 16 Sep 18

DS - 21 Aug 18 admitted to 7 CCS, wounded

  2Lt Blair
(USA)
John Kent SR - US Citizen who joined as a Canadian Cadet.  With 56 Sqn approx 28 Jun 18 to 18 Dec 18.
48678 Pte Blakely B DS - 11 Dec 17 admitted to 56 CCS, ceased to be attached from 3rd Balloon Wing.
  2Lt Blenkiron Alfred Victor DS - 3 Dec 17 - Reported
  Maj Blomfield(Australia) Richard Graham Commanding Officer Feb to Oct 17
  Lt Boger(Canada) William Otway SR - joined 56 Sqn 24 May 18, missing/killed 10 Aug 18
46076 AC1
(Fitter Turner)
Bonas George Robert SR - posted to 5 Sqn 7 Feb 19, France 6 Jul 17 to 15 Sep 19

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

  Lt Borncamp(USA) Wendell Elison DS - 17 Aug 18 struck off strength on admission to hospital

SR - only lists 89 Sqn

  Lt Bowen
(USA)
Laurence Grant DS - 16 Aug 18 - posted from 2 ASD

SR - joined 56 Sqn 14 Aug 18, missing/killed 15 Sep 18.

SR shows Michigan as permanent address, attestation paper has Canadian address for his father.

  Capt Bowman Geoffrey Hilton DS - 15 Dec 17 leave
26200 Sgt
(Fitter)
Briggs Albert SR - posted to 92 Sqn 1 Mar 19, France 7 Apr 17 to 11 Mar 19

DS - 22 Dec 17 leave, 14 Aug 18 leave

4479 Sgt
(Fitter)
Brittain Frank SR - joined 56 Sqn 21 Jul 17, posted to 87 Sqn 13 Aug 18

DS - 11 Jan 18 proceeded to ERS on TD, 16 Jan 18 returned from ERS, 14 Aug 18 posted to 87 Sqn

  Capt Broadberry Edric Williams CC - 12 Jul 17 wounded on patrol
49127 AC1
(Vulcaniser)
Brown James SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 7 Apr 17 to 11 Jan 19

DS - 3 Dec 17

DS - 11 Jan 19 - to 17th Corps Concentration Camp for demobilisation

  Lt Brown HO
(Herbert Oliver?)
DS - 10 Jan 19 TD to RAF School of Instn at Vallery-sur-Somme
28392 AC1
(Motor Cyclist)
Brown Sydney Ralph SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 7 Apr 17 to 11 Jan 19

DS - 11 Jan 19 to 17th Corps Concentration Camp for demobilisation

5010 Cpl
(Fitter)
Brown Wilfred SR - posted from 56 Sqn to RAF Depot Halton Camp 4 Mar 19, France 7 Apr 17 to 4 Mar 19

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

28581 Cpl
(Fitter)
Browne Augustus Warwick SR - 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17 to 18 Jan 19

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave, 18 Jan 19 to Concentration Camp Candas for demobilisation

32563 2AM
(Clerk)
Bryar Bertie Charles SR - France from 7 Apr 17 to 28 Jan 19, 56 Sqn only unit listed

DS - 7 Jan 18 leave, 28 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation

  Lt Burden(Canada) Henry John SR - posted from 56 Sqn 9 Jul 18
17925 1AM
(Rigger)
Burton Walter Frederick DS - 15 Jan 18 i/c 3rd Brigade communication machine, attached from 12 Jan 18

SR - posted from 56 Sqn to HE 23 Feb 18

  Lt Caldwell Robert Allen DS - 31 Jan 19 posted to Berck-sur-Mer
42636 1AM
(Rigger)
Cameron Alfred Matthew SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, posted from 56 Sqn 1 Oct 18

DS - 13 Dec 17 leave

30322 Cpl
(Rigger)
Card Albert SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, posted to HE 7 Jan 19

DS - 21 Dec 17 leave

90142 Pte Carmichael EA DS - 25 Dec 17 (attached), leave
629 SM
(Technical)
Carrington Henry DS - 16 Jan 18 - ceased to be attached, return 64 Sqn
  Lt Caunter John Charles Ashford SR/CC - killed 28 Oct 17, 56 Sqn not mentioned - 60 Sqn listed

AH - CasRep - crash 25 Oct 17, no injury

  2Lt Cawson George Adrian SR - joined 56 Sqn 6 Oct 17, killed 30 Nov 17

DS - 30 Nov 17 missing, 2 Dec 17 struck off strength

23573 Cpl
(Fitter)
Chapman Lemuel Aked SR - posted to 56 Sqn 6 Jan 18, France 7 Apr 17 to 18 Jan 18

DS - 29 Nov 17 leave, 7 Jan 18 admitted to 56 CCS, fractured arm

  Lt
(Engineering Officer)
Charles Hubert Noel SR - joined 56 Sqn Nov 16
26920 Cpl
(Fitter)
Charles John William SR - France from 7 Apr 17

DS - 2 Dec 17

  2Lt Charron(Canada) Leo Rosario SR - 56 Sqn 7 Jan 18 to 26 Mar 18 (posted to 49 Sqn)

DS - 6 Jan 18 - reported

  2Lt Chaworth-Musters Roger Michael SR - 56 Sqn 2 Mar 17, missing/killed 7 May 17
33201 1AM
(Electrician)
Cheesmer Amos SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 11 Jan 19

DS - 16 Jan 18 leave, 11 Jan 19 to 17th Corps Concentration Camp for demobilisation

  Lt Chubb Henry Percival SR - 56 Sqn 4 May 18 to Sep/Oct 18, returned to England due injury or illness (invalided)

DS - 14 Aug 18 leave

CC - 22 Oct 18, flying sickness

4512 1AM
(Transport)
Clarke Frank SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France from 7 Apr 17

DS - 21 Dec 17 leave

29063 Flt Sgt
(Fitter)
Clarke Peter Joseph SR - only 11 Sqn listed and trade classification Technical; however, France 7 Apr 17 (date 56 Sqn deployed) to 4 Feb 19

DS - 18 Dec 17 leave

  Lt Clarkson William Ewart SR - 56 Sqn mentioned but dates not given

DS - 19 Aug 18 posted from 2 ASD

  Lt Clermont
(Canada)
Andrew Milner SR - 56 Sqn 4 Apr 18 to 25 Aug 18 (invalided to England)

DS - 22 Aug 18 admitted to No14 General Hospital

26919 2AM
(Fitter)
Close William Edward SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, however, France 7 Apr 17 to 29 Jan 18
  Lt Cobb Reginald John Preston SR - joined 56 Sqn 26 Sep 17, missing 11 Oct 17

CC - death accepted

Listed as Preston-Cobb in Operations Record

  Lt Cobbold Felix Rudolph Chevalier SR - joined 56 Sqn 24 Oct 17, missing 8 Nov 17, repatriated POW 12 Dec 18
  Lt Coles William Turner SR - joined 56 Sqn 2 Jun 17, missing/POW(Karlseruhe) 17 Jun, repatriated 30 Dec 18.
  2Lt Collier Douglas Charles SR - went to France 4 Aug 18, missing 24 Aug 18 presumed dead
  Lt Cook HM AH - Casualty Report 8 Nov 17 with 56 Sqn listed as unit: "[B1 SE5a] Engine shot through in engagement with EA f/l Neuve Eglise on offensive patrol. Lt HM Cook"
  Lt Coote Maxwell Henry DS - 27 Nov 17 proceeded to ME(?)
  T/Capt Copeland Walter Henry King SR - 56 Sqn 22 Jun 17 (from 4 Sqn) to 24 Nov 17 (to 85 Sqn)
  T/Capt Cowan Philip Chalmers SR - missing/killed 8 Nov 17
2302 A/SM
(Technical)
Cox Algernon Raymond SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 15 Apr 17, posted to 201 Sqn 7 Feb 19, awarded Meritorious Service Medal 20 Jul 18

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave

London Gazette - 3 Jun 18 awarded Meritorious Service Medal, 11 Jul 19 "Cox, 2302 S.M. A. R., 56th Sqdn" mentioned in dispatches

  2Lt Crawford(Canada) James Currie SR - joined 56 Sqn 6 Oct 18, wounded/missing 8 Nov 18, died of multiple burns 12 Nov.
  Lt Cronyn(Canada) Verschoyle Philip SR - with 56 Sqn from Jun 17 to 28 Sep 17

Apparently wrote a book called Other Days in 1976.  Unknown if this included material on 56 Sqn.  Google Books bio: "Verschoyle Phillip Cronyn, son of Hume Blake Cronyn (1864-1933). and Frances Amelia Labatt (1868-1941), was born in 1895. He married Dorothy Vivian Bruce in 1919. They had one son. He was a pilot in World War I."

  2Lt Crow Norman Howard CC - missing 14 Sep 17, death accepted
  Capt Crowe Cyril Marconi SR - 56 Sqn 13 Feb 17 (from 28 Sqn) to 5 Jul 17
  Capt Cuffe(Canada) Abraham Lawson SR - 56 Sqn 9 May 18 to 18 May 18, when admitted to hospital whilst on leave in England
67213 2AM
(Vulcaniser)
Cunningham Edward William SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 17 Jan 18

DS - 11 Dec 17 leave, 9 Jan 18 admitted to 56 CCS, sprained ankle

  T/Lt Cunningham James Nelson SR - joined 56 Sqn 29 Sep 17, was released from hospital 15 May 18 to 2AD

CC - wounded 11 Oct 17, died 19 Oct 17

53008 3AM
(Clerk)
Davies Benjamin Glyndwr SR - France from 7 Apr 17 to 10 Nov 18
29316 Cpl
(Sailmaker)
Davies Howell Isaac SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 18 Jan 19

DS - 28 Dec 17 leave, 18 Jan 19 to Concentration Camp Candas for demobilisation

10629 AC1
(Clerk)
Davis Roland John SR - posted from 56 Sqn 22 Jan 19

DS - 22 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation

17414 2AM
(Cook)
Day John Herbert DS - 2 Jan 18 transfer to 1AD

SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, first entry is posting from 1AD 1 Jan 19. Trade listed as "Accl: Wldr" in contradiction to "cook" in Daily State

  Fg Off Deane Frederick William SR - transferred to 56 Sqn 1 Feb 20 when 80 Sqn became 56, drowned 29 Apr 21 when he crashed into the sea.
  Lt Dickinson Thomas Malcolm SR - joined 56 Sqn 24 May 17, missing/POW 4 Jun 17, repatriated 19 Jan 19.
22985 Cpl
(Fitter)
Dobriskay George SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France from 7 Apr 17

DS - 5 Dec 17 leave

  Lt Dodds Alexander SR - joined 56 Sqn 21 Sep 17, missing/POW 29 Nov 17, repatriated 14 Dec 18.

DS - 29 Nov 17 - reported missing, 1 Dec 17 struck off strength

  Lt Doyle John Edgcumbe SR - 56 Sqn 1 Apr 18 to 16 Jul 18 to 60 Sqn, taken POW 5 Sep 18 whilst with 60 Sqn.
16284 2AM
(Armourer)
Duncan Robert SR - France from 7 Apr 17 to 2 Nov 18, though only unit listed is 66 Sqn. Unit to be verified.
  2Lt
(Armourer)
Dunk Herbert Walter SR - 56 Sqn 21 Nov 18 to 10 Feb 19 (posted to 201 Sqn)

DS - 4 Feb 19 - leave

  Lt Durrant Trevor SR - missing/killed 16 May 18

DS - 8 Dec 17 reported from 1AD

24353 LAC
(Fitter)
Durie Peter SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, posted out 1 Feb 19 to 79 Sqn

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

9825 Sgt
(Fitter)
Eastes Albert SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, posted to HE 19 Jan 18

DS - 2 Dec 17 leave

USAS Lt Ellis
(USA)
Robert Haber DS - 22 Aug 18 missing

CC - POW, repatriated to USA 8 Jan 19

31534 Sgt Ellison Edgar William SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 9 Apr 17

DS - 20 Dec 17 leave

PI19240 Lt Elmslie(Canada) Gordon Alexander DS - 17 Aug 18 struck off strength on admission to hospital
13781 Cpl
(Fitter)
Etherington Ernest SR - 56 Sqn 1 Apr 18 to 24 Sep 18

DS - 22 Dec 17 leave

25909 1AM
(Fitter)
Fahie Patrick Archibald SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 5 apr 17, posted out 28 Nov 17

DS - 27 Nov 17 leave

49140 2AM
(Fitter)
Fenning John SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 2 May 19

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave

55303 AC1
(Batman)
Farr Henry SR - posted from 56 Sqn 12 Mar 19, France 7 Apr 17 to 12 Mar 19

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

  Capt Farrell(Canada) Conway Macalister Gray SR - 56 Sqn listed, dates unknown, likely posted from 24 Sqn
24350 Cpl
(Fitter)
Ferguson William SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, posted to 13 Wing 6 Feb 19

DS - 7 Jan 18 leave

  2Lt Fetch
(New Zealand)
Eric Herbert Monckton SR - joined 56 Sqn 30 Nov 17, wounded 19 Jan 18

DS - 30 Nov 17 reported from 2AD

  Capt Fielding Johnson William Spurrett SR - Posted to France 29 Sep 17 (unit not named), died 10 Feb 53

DS - 10 Dec 17 leave, 11 Jan 18 proceeded to ERS on TD

85877 AC1
(Rigger)
Fincham Horace SR - posted from 56 Sqn to 205 Sqn 8 Feb 19

DS - 5 Jan 19 TD to HQ 13th Wing, 28 Jan 19 return from TD

  Lt Fisher (Canada) Clarence Braden SR - no mention of 56 Sqn; investigating.  airhistory.org.uk references CasRep
  2Lt Fitzgerald HB  
  Capt Fleming Wilfred Allan SR - joined 56 Sqn Jul 17, missing/killed 10 Aug 17
  Lt Flintoft Herbert Thomas SR - wounded 8 Aug 18, missing/POW 10 Aug 18, repatriated 12 Dec 18
  Lt Flynn   AH - Casualty Report 4 May 17 "Ok [A4855 SE5] o/t on landing from test. Lt Flynn Ok [name unclear]"
  Lt Foot Ernest Leslie SR - joined 56 Sqn Mar 17
38643 2AM
(Sailmaker)
A/LAC
(Rigger)
Ford John SR - posted from 56 Sqn 21 Feb 19 to 92 Sqn, France from 5 Apr 17

DS - 30 Dec 17 leave

27876 2AM
(Transport)
Foster Henry Hope SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 15 Apr 17, posted to HE 2 Feb 19

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave, 19 Aug 18 returned from 3rd Army Rest Camp

  2Lt Franklin Leslie Nansen SR - joined 56 Sqn 31 May 18, missing/killed 14 Jul 18

DS - 12 Jan 18 leave

7547 Pte Fraser W DS - 6 Jan 18 - admitted to 56 CCS with burns on face and hands, ceased to be attached from 3rd Balloon Wing
  Lt French (Canada) Cecil Ernest SR - joined 56 Sqn 18 Apr 17, missing/POW 20 May 17

London Gazette, 12  Dec 19, p15614: Mentioned in Reports for valuable services whilst in captivity ... Lieut. Cecil Ernest French (6th Can.)

  Lt Galley Edward David George DS - 27 Nov 17 - reported from 41 Sqn
  Lt Gallop Reginald Clive SR - 56 Sqn Oct 16 to Apr 17, name incorrectly written as Reginald Clin

After the War, became a race car driver and engineer (and had a few run-ins with authorities for speeding).  Of note, with Count Louis Zborowoski, built and raced cars named Chitty Bang Bang.  Also, was one of the famed Bentley Boys. 

  2Lt Gardiner Stanley James SR - joined 56 Sqn 5 Aug 17

DS - 10 Dec 17 - admitted to No 24 General Hospital, struck off strength

  Lt Garrett Alan Leslie SR - joined 56 Sqn 17 Feb 18, missing/ wounded/ POW 28 Jun 18, repatriated 13 Dec 18
26581 2AM
(Batman)
Gates Albert George SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, posted to 2AD 7 Jan 18, died 28 Mar 29.

DS - 29 Dec 17 admitted to 56 CCS, 7 Jan 18 transferred to 2AD

87530 Sgt
(Misc. Disc.)
Gayer Percy Edward SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 1 Jun 17 to 11 Jan 19

DS - 28 Dec 17 leave, 11 Jan 19 to 17th Corps Concentration Camp for demobilisation

30313 F/Sgt
(Rigger)
Gibson Charlie SR - movements record does not start until 1919; France 7 Apr 17 to 8 Feb 19

DS -  3 Dec 17 leave, 2 Jan 19 admitted to 19 CCS, 24 Jan 19 admitted to 19 CCS, 31 Jan 19 admitted to hospital and struck off strength

  2Lt Gilbert (Australia) John Driffield SR - joined 56 Sqn 25 Sep 17, missing/killed 18 Oct 17
  Maj Gilchrist Euan James Leslie Warren DS - 31 Jan 19 evacuated from hospital to UK and struck off strength

Commanding Officer May to Dec 18

18751 Pte
(Motor Cyclist)
Godfrey Harold Samuel SR - posted to 56 Sqn 21 Apr 18, posted to HQ 80 Wing 14 Aug 18

DS - 14 Aug 18 - posted to 10th Brigade

45468 2AM(Fitter) Gongdon E 27 Dec 17 - transfer to ERS
  Maj Gossage Ernest Leslie First Officer Commanding
  Lt Graham (Canada) Edward William SR - joined 56 Sqn 6 Oct 18

DS - 3 Jan 19 killed in crash

CC - died of injuries

15778 2AM
(Fitter)
Gray Alexander John SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, posted to HE 1 Feb 19

DS - 2 Dec 17 leave

  Capt(Equipment Officer) Green George Herbert DS - 17 Dec 17 leave

DS - 16 Jan 18 - proceeded to ERS on TD

  Lt Greer Samuel Thomas Laurent SR - 56 Sqn Jul to Sep 16 on light duty, wounded whilst with 5 Sqn 26 Oct 15

Operations Record - one of first 3 officers of 56 Sqn, on light duty

  Capt Grinnell-Milne Duncan William Commanding Officer Dec 18 to Jan 19
  2Lt Gunn John Cooper SR - joined 56 Sqn 21 Aug 18, missing/POW 1 Oct 18, repatriated 28 Nov 18

DS - 21 Aug 18 - posted from 2 ASD

34327 2AM
(Instrument Repairer)
Hale Alfred William SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17,

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave

  2Lt Hall(Canada) Melville Lyster SR - 56 Sqn not listed, only British Expeditionary Force as SE5 pilot

DS - 4 Jan 19 TD to Setques, 14 Jan 19 returned from TD

62811 2AM
(Driver MT)
Hall James William DS - 6 Dec 17 reported from 64 Sqn

SR - posted to 6 Sqn 27 Jan 19

  Lt Hamer Harold SR - joined 56 Sqn 26 May 17, missing/killed 6 Jun 17
  2Lt Hanford(Canada) Harold Henry Robert SR - 56 Sqn not listed

DS - 4 Jan 19 - TD to Setques, 14 Jan 19 returned from TD

32754 Cpl
(Fitter)
Hardcastle John Frederick SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, to HE 21 Jun 17, returned to 56 Sqn 8 Aug 17, posted to 2nd Brigade 1 Feb 19

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave, 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

  Lt Harmon (Canada) Burdette William SR - joined 56 Sqn 27 Apr 18, missing/killed 10 May 18

DS - 2 Dec 17 severely shaken due to crash, admitted to 56 CCS and struck off strength

326917 2AM
(Machinist)
Harris Arthur James SR - joined 56 Sqn 18 Nov 20

CC - died in hospital 1830 hrs, 27 Jul 21, of burns caused by igniting petrol *

114039 2AM
(Blacksmith)
Harrison AT DS - 22 Dec 17 reported
5182 A/SM
(Tech)
Harvey William SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 21 Feb 19

DS - 7 Jan 18 transfer to 60 Sqn

  Maj Harvey-Kelly Hubert Dunsterville SR - 56 Sqn mentioned but dates not given

Commanding Officer Dec 16 to Feb 17

  Lt Hastings-Trew Tom SR - admitted to hospital 18 May 18

DS - 24 Dec 17 reported

  Lt Hazen (Canada) Thomas Douglas SR - joined 56 Sqn 18 May 18, missing/killed 19 Aug 18

DS - 16 Aug 18 leave, 19 Aug 18 missing

29961 Cpl
(Fitter)
Heggie James SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, returned to England 6 Feb 19

DS - 11 Dec 17 leave, 16 Jan 18 proceeded to ERS on TD

  Capt Henderson Ian Henry David SR - 56 Sqn 23 Feb 17 to 3 Apr 17 (to 56 Reserve Sqn), then again 22 Jun 17 to 28 Feb 18.
PI16550 Lt Henderson William Watson SR - 56 Sqn 23 May 18 to 25 Nov 18

DS - 14 Aug 18 leave

USAS Lt Herbert (USA) Thomas John CC/SR - 8 Aug 18 wounded, initially listed as missing

Of note, Thomas J Herbert became the 56th Governor of Ohio.

  Capt Hervey
(Canada)
Vyvyan Holcombe SR - joined 56 Sqn 13 Jul 18, wounded 13 Aug 18, posted to 201 Sqn 9 Feb 19

DS - 10 Jan 19 TD to RAF School of "Instn" at Vallery-sur-Somme

27529 1AM
(Blacksmith)
Hickman John SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 22 Feb 19

DS - 18 Dec 17 leave

27979 1AM
(Rigger)
Hinton Alfred DS - 15 Dec 17 proceeded to Advanced Landing Ground on TD

SR - posted from 56 Sqn 4 Jul 18, France 7 Apr 17 to 29 Jun 18

  T/Capt Hoidge Reginald Theodore Carlos SR - posted to 56 Sqn Jan 17
108065 AC1
(Rigger)
Holbrook William George DS - 4 Jan 19 posted from Reinforcement Park

SR - posted 4 Jan 19 from 35 Sqn, posted to 3rd Brigade 24 Dec 18

  Lt Holleran (USA) Owen Cobb SR - joined 56 Sqn 10 Apr 18, wounded 28 Jun 18, missing/POW 15 Sep 18, repatriated 5 Dec 18.
57174 AC1
(Batman)
Housley Samuel SR - posted from 56 Sqn 15 Feb 19

DS - 5 Jan 18 leave

250829 AC1
(Fitter)
Howard Alfred DS - 1 Feb 19 - posted to 2nd Brigade and struck off strength

SR - joined 56 Sqn 16 Apr 18, returned to 56 Sqn 14 Mar 19 from hospital (influenza), posted to HE 25 Jul 19

PI11033 Capt Irwin (Canada) William Roy SR - joined 56 Sqn 27 Jan 18, DFC 2 Nov 18; Bar to DFC 3 Dec 18

DS - 14 Aug 18 - leave

30360 A/Cpl
(Rigger)
Jackson George SR - posted from 56 Sqn 2 Mar 19, France 7 Apr 17 to 9 Apr 19

DS - 22 Dec 17 leave

  2Lt Jardine
(Canada)
Robert Gordon SR - joined 56 Sqn 2 Jun 17, missing/killed 20 Jul 17
  Capt Jarvis Louis William DS - 27 Dec 17 leave
  2Lt Jeffs Charles Hubert SR - joined 56 Sqn 15 Aug 17, missing/POW 5 Oct 17, repatriated 14 Dec 18
  TLt Jessopp Augustus John SR/CC - joined 56 Sqn 18 Apr 17, missing/killed 12 May 17
  Lt Joelson Sedgebert Herschel SR - wounded 24 Sep 18, transferred from 56 Sqn to hospital in England
    Johnston HA AH - listed, no other data found
43685 2AM Jones Charles Emmanuel William SR - essentially a blank form, killed 6 Jul 17

CC - killed in action 6 Jul 17, unit listed as RFC

RAF Museum Roll of Honour 1914-1918: died 6 Jul 17, 56 Squadron attached North Riding Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

  Lt Junor(Canada) Kenneth William SR - joined 56 Sqn effective 15 Dec 17

DS - 18 Dec 17 reported from 2AD

CC - 23 Apr 18 missing/killed

18989 1AM
(Sailmaker)
Kallenborn Ernest Edward SR - Embarked for France 5 Apr 17 (part of advance party?), posted to HE from 56 Sqn 2 May 19

DS - 2 Dec 17 leave

  2Lt Kay Maurice Alfred SR - posted to 56 Sqn Mar 17, missing/killed 30 Apr 17.
32903 Sgt
(Rigger)
Keen Walter SR - embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, posted to HE 11 Jan 19

DS - 11 Jan 19 to 17th Corps Concentration Camp for demobilisation

407066 AC2
(Fitter)
Kerr William Manson DS - 4 Jan 19 posted from Reinforcement Park, 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

SR - posted 4 Jan 19 from HQ 3rd Brigade, posted to 12 Sqn 8 Feb 19

108837 AC2
(Wireless Operator)
Kershaw Wilfred SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

  2Lt King
(S Africa)
Douglas Neill SR - joined 56 Sqn 30 Sep 18

DS - 31 Jan 19 posted to Berck-sur-Mer and struck off strength

293194 2AM King Henry George Mildenhall SR - joined 56 Sqn (from 80 Sqn) 6 Feb 20
  2Lt King Reginald Douglas SR - joined 56 Sqn 6 Oct 19
  2Lt
(Equipment Officer)
Kirsop John SR - 56 Sqn Jun to Oct 16 (based on Outgoing Authority entry dates)

Operations Record - one of first three officers of 56 Sqn

  P2Lt Knaggs Kenneth John SR - posted to 56 Sqn 1917 (from 49 Sqn), wounded 16 Jun 17 then posted to Testing Squadron

SR - posted to 56 Sqn 7 Mar 18 (from 61 Sqn), missing/killed 16 Mar 18

  Lt Knight Clarence Raymond Wentworth SR - 56 Sqn Jan 17 to 2 Mar 17

SR - was part of the 1919 RAF Archangel Expedition in Northern Russia where he died while a POW

27925 LAC
(Transport)
Langley Henry SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 28 Jan 19

DS - 2 Dec 17 leave, 28 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation

  3AM
(Blacksmith)
Lawrence Albert SR - 56 Sqn 3 Dec 18 to 9 Feb 19

DS - 30 Dec 18 leave

  T/Capt Leach (Canada) John Owen SR - joined 56 Sqn Jan 17, wounded 7 May 17, right leg amputated.
  Lt Lehmann Henry Maurice Talbot Listed as one of pilots to deploy with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17 in historical narrative in first 56 Sqn Operations Record
60998 AC1
(Batman)
Leigh Harry SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 7 Apr 17 to 11 Jan 19

DS - 11 Jan 19 - to 17th Corps Concentration Camp for demobilisation

  Lt Leighton Richard Tier SR - joined 56 Sqn 28 Jul 17, missing/POW/wounded 17 Aug 17, repatriated 5 Jan 19, died 26 Sep 57
  Lt Lewis Cecil Arthur SR - 56 Sqn Mar 17 to 5 Apr 17
  2Lt Lloyd Edgar Allan SR - 56 Sqn 1 Feb 17 to 6 Apr 17, then joined Sqn again 21 Apr 17, missing/POW 27 May 17, repatriated 2 Jan 19
60997 AC1
(Batman)
Longworthy Henry John SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed

DS - 11 Jan 19 to 17th Corps Concentration Camp for demobilisation

10962 1AM
(Driver MT)
Lunn Alfred Walter DS - 30 Nov 17 struck off strength due admission to hospital
31267 2AM
(Batman)
Lunn Frank SR - Embarked 7 Apr 17 with 56 Sqn

DS - 7 Jan 18 transfer to 2AD

  T/2Lt Lysaght Thomas Llewellyn SR - joined 56 Sqn 8 Oct 18, missing 9 Nov 18, transferred to unemployed list 17 Mar 19
  2Lt MacDonald
(Canada)
Roger Ralph SR - joined 56 Sqn 2 Nov 18, injured in accident 13 Nov, admitted to hospital 4 Dec, invalided to England 8 Dec
    MacGregor
(Canada)
Ian Carmichael SR - No mention of 56 Sqn, states he was with 60 Sqn when wounded 9 Aug 17

CC - wounded 9 Aug 17, with note that "prev. rep. No 39 Sqd should read No 56 Sqn"; wounded 22 Sep 17 whilst with 60 Sqn

  Lt Mackenzie(Canada) George Osborne DS - 21 Aug 18 posted from 2 ASD

SR - missing/killed in action 27 Aug 18

  Lt MacWilliams
(Canada)
George McKenzie AH - Casualty Report entry: "badly shaken [B7901 SE5a] Struck ground and o/t in heavy mist at 57CN31 delivering aerial post 56Sq to 82Sq. Lt GM MacWilliams badly shaken"
29518 LAC
(Carpenter)
Maley Edward DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

SR - 56 Sqn 5 Oct 18 to 1 Feb 19, posted to 207 Sqn

  Capt
(Recording Officer)
Marson Thomas Bertrand

DS - 10 Dec 17 transferred to HE

SR - 56 Sqn 18 Jan 17 to 18 Dec 17, sent to USA

82694 2AM
(Driver MT)
Mason William Walter Allen DS - 19 Dec 17 TD to ALG

SR - posted from 56 Sqn 2 May 18

  T/Capt Maxwell Gerald Joseph Constable SR - 56 Sqn 8 Mar 17 to 21 Oct 17, died 18 Dec 59
  2Lt Maxwell William Stewart SR - joined 56 Sqn 23 Jan 18, missing/killed 27 Mar 18
  Capt Maybery Richard Aveline DS - 19 Dec 17 not returned from patrol, struck off strength

SR - joined 56 Sqn 13 Jun 17, missing/killed 19 Dec 17

92850 AC1
(Batman)
McAuley James SR - 56 Sqn 1 Apr 18 to 15 Mar 19

DS - 1 Feb 19, posted to 2nd Brigade and struck off strength

  Capt McCudden James Thomas Byford SR - 56 Sqn 15 Aug 17 to 5 Mar 18

DS - 13 Jan 18, proceeding to 11th Wing on TD

80501 AC1
(Batman)
McGurk Bernard SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 19 Jul 17 to 22 Jan 19

DS - 22 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation

121820 Pte/3AM
(Cook)
McKimmie Charles Edward DS - 31 Dec 17 attached from 7th King's LR Lancers

SR - no mention of 56 Sqn, trade listed as Cook, France 17 Jul 16 to 29 Dec 17 with "K.O.R. Lancs", France 30 Dec 17 to 10 Feb 19 with RFC

  PT2Lt McPherson
(Canada)
Barclay DS - 13 Jan 18 admitted to 56 CCS, cut head and face in crash, struck off strength

SR - missing/POW 1 Apr 18, repatriated 25 Dec 18

  T/Lt Mealing Maurice Edmund SR - joined 56 Sqn 17 Oct 17, missing 24 Mar 18
  Capt Meintjes
(South Africa)
Henry SR - wounded 7 May 17
106612 2AM
(Fitter)
Melhuish Thomas William DS - 13 Jan 18 reported from HE

SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed

  Lt Melville William Beresford SR - 56 Sqn Feb 17 to 7 Jun 18, admitted to hospital 22 Jun 17
  Capt Messervy Ernest Dyce SR - joined 56 Sqn 2 Jun 17, missing 20 Jul 17, report of death in German newspaper
41633 AC2
(Fitter)
Metcalfe Charles Dixon SR - embarked 5 Apr 17, posted from 56 Sqn to HE 7 Feb 19

DS - 4 Feb 19 to demobilisation camp

  2Lt Middleton Alfred Saunders SR - died of wounds 25 Oct 18

Listed as killed in accident in historical account in first 56 Sqn Operations Record

129061 Pte 2nd
(Batman)
Miller Carl SR - posted from 56 Sqn 20 Aug 18

DS - 17 Aug 18 struck off strength on admission of hospital effective 7 Aug 18

27898 Sgt
(Driver MT)
Mills David Banbery DS - 19 Dec 17, TD to ALG; 20 Jan 19, to Concentration Camp for demobilisation

SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France from 7 Apr 17 to 20 Jan 19

49656 2AM
(Fitter)
Mills Wilfred James SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 7 Apr 17 to 19 Feb 19
45451 Pte 1st
(Assistant Armourer)
Milton William DS - 22 Aug 18 leave

SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 7 Apr 17 to 14 Jan 19, admitted to hospital Dec 18 with influenza and then to hospital in Manchester 14 Jan 19

  T/Capt Molyneux
(Canada)
Harold Arthur Sydney SR - 56 Sqn 28 Apr 18 to 21 Oct 18
  Lt Moore
(Canada)
James Gordon SR - joined 56 Sqn 27 Mar 18
  Lt Morgan Charles Elgin SR - joined 56 Sqn 28 Jan 18, admitted to hospital 15 Feb 18, invalided to England 17 Mar
  2Lt Mulroy
(South Africa)
Herbert James SR - posted to 56 Sqn 4 Apr 18 from 5 Sqn, missing/killed 18 Jun 18
  Lt Muspratt Keith Knox SR - joined 56 Sqn 14 May 17
3413 1AM
(Blacksmith)
Newport Arthur John Lionel SR - embarked (56 Sqn?) 5 Apr 17, posted from 56 Sqn 29 Sep 17 to HE
  Lt
(Recording Officer/Admin)
Newton Duncan Stuart Campbell DS - 20 Dec 17 reported from HE, 12 Jan 19 demobilised whilst on leave with effect 3 Jan
351290(?) Pte
(Batman)
Nicholson J DS - 3 Jan 18 reported
19190 Sgt Noble Sylvester Anderson SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, embarked 15 Apr 17, to HE 30 Jan 19
39572 2AM
(Fitter)
Northgreaves William SR - no mention of 56 Sqn
USAS Lt Offat (USA) Jarvis Jennes DS - 12 Aug 18 posted from 60 Sqn, 13 Aug 18 killed in crash (airframe B199)
109709 3AM
(Fitter)
O'Leary Anthony Cornelius SR - 56 Sqn 11 Nov 18 to 6 Feb 19

DS - 29 Dec 18 ceased to be attached to HQ 13th Wing, 5 Jan 19 TD to HQ 13th Wing, 28 Jan 19 return from TD

  2Lt Oram William SR - joined 56 Sqn 25 Feb 18, killed 8 Jul 18

Listed as killed in accident in historical account in first 56 Sqn Operations Record

41934 Cpl
(Rigger)
Oseman Thomas DS - 18 Dec 17 leave, 19 Aug 18 proceeded to HE.

SR - no mention of 56 Sqn, France 5 Mar 17 to 22 Aug 18, North Russia 17 Mar 19 to 14 Sep 19

13659 2AM
(Electrician)
Otto Joseph SR - posted to 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17 to 2 Feb 19
  Lt Ortner Evan Roy SR - served with 56 Sqn Jul 18, actual dates uncertain; admitted to hospital 25 Jul 18 eventually transferring to a hospital in London 8 Aug
326528 1AM
(Fitter)
Oughton Herbert Henry SR - joined 56 Sqn 18 Nov 20, admitted to Ras-El-Tin hospital 27 Jul 21, died of burns 12 Aug *
42539 1AM
(Rigger)
Ouine Robert Atherton DS - 26 Dec 17 transferred to HE

SR - Embarked 7 Apr 17 with 56 Sqn

  Lt Page Dudley Alfred SR - joined 56 Sqn 7 Jul 17, missing/killed 14 Aug 17
  Lt Parry Cyril SR - 56 Sqn 2 Jan 18 to 2 Jul 18, posted to 60 Sqn

DS - 4 Jan 18 reported

78245 2AM
(Armourer)
Pearson John DS - 21 Dec 17 admitted to 56 CCS, struck off strength

SR - movement record does not start until 1918, France 15 Apr 17 to 26 Dec 17

910 2AM
(Fitter)
Pegg SR DS - 28 Dec 17 leave
108430 AC2
(Instrument Repairer)
Pengelly Arthur Eric DS - 20 Jan 19 admitted to 19 CCS; 31 Jan admitted to hospital and struck off strength

SR - 56 Sqn 15 Apr 18 to 19 Apr 18 (to 201 Sqn), no mention of admission to hospital 20 Jan 19

20213 LAC
(Carpenter)
Pickard Herbert DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade and struck off strength

SR - posted to 207 Sqn after 56 Sqn, France 7 Apr 17 to 9 Jul 19

2574 Flt Sgt
(Fitter)
Pickett Harry Benjamin DS - 18 Dec 17 leave; 9 Jan 18 unofficially reported in Southampton hospital whilst on leave

SR - embarked 7 Apr 17 with 56 Sqn, admitted to hospital 1 Jan 18, rejoined unit from hospital 10 Jan 18

14280 LAC
(Coppersmith)
Pitt Frederick Herbert DS - 20 Jan 19 to Concentration Camp for demobilisation

SR - joined 56 Sqn 16 Jun 17

65260 AC1
(Armourer)
Pollard George DS - 22 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation

SR - 56 Sqn 14 Nov 17 to 22 Jan 19

  2Lt Porter
(Canada)
William SR - posted to 56 Sqn 21 Jan 18, missing/killed 24 Mar 18
  2Lt Potts William Janson SR - 56 Sqn 31 Oct 16 to 15 Feb 17

SR - re-joined 56 Sqn 28 Jul 17, missing/killed 21 Sep 17

  Lt Pouchot Jack August DS - 11 Aug 18 posted from 2 ASD

CC - missing/killed 5 Oct 18

  2Lt Powell Ernest Cooper SR - 56 Sqn 7 Sep 18 to 8 Feb 19

DS - 22 Jan 19 leave; 31 Jan 19 posted to Berck-sur-Mer and struck off strength

  2Lt Price Oliver SR - joined 56 Sqn 7 Oct 18, missing/killed 4 Nov 18
103558 AC2
(Rigger)
Price Thomas SR - joined 56 Sqn 15 Feb 18

DS - 11 Jan 19 to 17th Corps Concentration Camp for demobilisation

  Lt Prothero Phillip Bernard SR - joined 56 Sqn 11 May 17, missing/killed 26 Jul 17
  2Lt Ramage(Australia) Leslie Wilson SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, only that he was in France 21 Jul 17 to 19 Sep 17, ceased to belong to RFC 6 Oct 17
  Lt Read Hugh Stanley Hely AH - Casualty Report lists 56Sqn as unit for incident 16 Oct 17: " Ok [B12 SE5a] o/t on landing from test flight. Lt HSH Read Ok"

SR - no mention of 56 Sqn; 41 Sqn listed at time of incident

Note: a website dedicated to 41 Sqn, http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm, states that Lt Read served with 41 Sqn Nov - Dec 17

  2Lt Reason David Jordan SR - joined 56 Sqn 18 Aug 17, wounded and struck off strength 2 Oct 17

CC - concussion

407009 Pte
(Cook)
Reeves Philip DS - 31 Dec 17 reported; 18 Jan 19 to Concentration Camp Candas for demobilisation
5889 Sgt
(Fitter)
Reeves Vernon Leonard SR - embarked 7 Apr 17, returned to England 5 Mar 19 (due illness)

DS - 2 Dec 17 leave, 16 Aug 18 to 3rd Army Rest Camp, 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

168093 AC2
(Welder)
Raxworthy George William DS - 22 Jan 19 to concentration camp for demobilisation
30620 2AM
(Fitter)
Rhodes Edward DS - 1 Dec 17 struck off strength due admission to hospital
  Lt Rhys-Davids Arthur Percival Foley SR - joined 56 Sqn Mar 17, missing/killed 27 Oct 17
127531 AC2
(Batman)
Riley Job DS - 3 Jan 18 reported, 4 Feb 19 to demobilisation camp
USAS Lt Ritter
(USA)
Roland H CC - injured 16 May 18 during forced landing in woods due to hitting propeller during firing at ground target, unit not stated

SR - 56 Sqn not listed

AH - 56 Sqn named in 2 Casualty Reports: 16 May and 2 Jun

13889 1AM
(Fitter)
Rix Arthur Harold DS - 7 Dec 17 admitted to 56 CCS, head cut by propellor

SR - France 7 Apr 17 to 21 Aug 19

  Lt Roberts Henry John William SR - joined 56 Sqn 3 Aug 18, missing/POW 24 Aug 18, repatriated 23 Dec 18

DS - 17 Aug 18 TD to "M Btn AA"

  1AM
(Fitter)
Robinson E DS - 7 Jan 18 leave
24352 Cpl
(Fitter)
Rogers Thomas DS - 18 Dec 17 leave

SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 7 Apr 17 to 1 Apr 18

  2Lt Rogers Thomas Harold SR - missing/killed 27 Oct 18, date joining 56 Sqn not clear
  Capt Rogerson Harry SR - joined 56 Sqn 5 May 17, missing/POW 14 Jun 17

CC - repatriated 30 Dec 18

77503 AC1
(Driver MT)
Rolls George Harry SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 21 Apr 17 to 18 Jan 19

DS - 28 Dec 17 leave; 18 Jan 19 to Concentration Camp Candas for demobilisation

20594 Cpl
(Coppersmith)
Rossini Philip Phillips SR - Embarked with 56 Sqn 7 Apr 17, to HE on 25 Jan 19

DS - 28 Dec 17 leave

  2Lt Ross-Soden Gordon SR - wounded 9 Aug 17
  2Lt Roy
(India)
Indra Lal DS - 8 Dec 17 admitted to 20 CCS, shaken by forced landing; 24 Dec 17 transfer to HE

SR - 56 Sqn 27 Oct 17 to 14 Jan 18

  Lt
(Armament Officer)
Royffe Harold Spencer DS - 24 Dec 17 reported

SR - joined 56 Sqn 20 Dec 17 (Date of Effect)

  Capt Rushworth Harold Montague SR - joined 56 Sqn 8 Aug 17, missing 18 Aug 17, POW 9 Oct 17

CC - POW and wounded, repatriated but date not given; comment added retrospectively that officials had heard from an escaped Russian prisoner that this officer had been sent to a punishment camp.

40651 Cpl
(Transport)
Sadd William DS - 21 Dec 17 leave; 12 Jan 18 not returned from leave, expected back 4 Jan; 15 Jan 18 - returned from leave

SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France from 7 Apr 17

  2Lt Sedore
(Canada)
Frederick Alexander DS - 17 Aug 18 TD to "M Btn AA"

SR - wounded/hospitalised 24 Aug 18

343107 AC2
(Rigger)
Senior Harold Percy SR - joined 56 Sqn 10 Feb 21, admitted to Ras-el-Tin hospital 27 Jul 21, died in hospital 8 Aug 21 *
85208 AC1
(Batman)
Sewell Charles Henry DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade and struck off strength

SR - posted to 79 Sqn 1 Feb 19, in France from 27 Jul 17

  2Lt Shannaw Charles James Francis DS - 30 Dec 17 reported
4268 Sgt Shaw A  
  Lt Shone Geoffrey Beville R SR - died of wounds 19 Oct 17
5326 Sgt
(Rigger)
Shorney Victor Jubilee SR - 56 Sqn 1 Apr 18 to 7 Feb 19

DS - 30 Dec 18 leave

  Lt Shutes Richard Forman SR - missing/wounded 4 Nov 18, invalided to England 13 Nov 18
  Lt Slingsby Harry DS - 27 Dec 17 admitted to No 24 General Hospital, struck off strength

SR - posted to 56 Sqn 17 Oct 17, posted to 141 Sqn 24 Feb 18

  2Lt Sloley
(South Africa)
Robert Hugh CC - missing/killed 1 Oct 17
2354 Flt Sgt
(Transport)
Smith Harold DS - 2 Dec 17 leave

SR - 56 Sqn 15 Apr 17 to 4 Jun 18 (posted to 3 Sqn)

  2Lt Smy Ernest Herbert DS - 31 Jan 19 posted to Berck-sur-Mer and struck off strength

SR - 56 Sqn mentioned but dates not given

  Lt Speaks
(USA)
John C DS - 16 Aug 18 posted from 2 ASD

CC - wounded 28 Sep 18, "remained at duty"

Attestation dated 16 Jul 17 in Toronto

  Lt Spearpoint Harry Griffith SR - missing/POW 17 Jun 17, repatriated 19 Dec 18
  2Lt Stenning
(Canada)
Cyril Brownlow SR - joined 56 Sqn 13 Mar 18, admitted to hospital 30 Sep 18
57890 Sgt
(Armourer)
Stevens-Gargon John Thomas SR - joined 56 Sqn 22 Jan 19 from 3 Brigade

DS - 18 Jan 19 to Concentration Camp Candas for demobilisation

32564 A/Cpl
(Electrician)
Stevenson Harold SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 7 Jan 19

DS - 18 Dec 17 leave

  Lt Stewart
(Canada)
Robert John Glenn SR - joined 56 Sqn 1 Dec 17, missing/POW 3 Jan 18, repatriated 13 Dec 18

DS - 1 Dec 17 reported from 1/AD, 3 Jan 18 missing (taken prisoner)

23030 1AM
(Armourer)
Stonefield Isidore SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, embarked with Sqn 7 Apr 17, in France until 5 Jan 19

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave

33200 1AM
(Storeman)
Strange Sydney James SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 20 Jan 19

DS - 22 Dec 17 leave

  Lt Strathearn William Miller SR/CC - missing/POW 2 Sep 18, repatriated 12 Dec 18
  2Lt Stuart-Campbell L  
15565 1AM
(Transport)
Swift George Edgar SR - France from 4 Jan 16, joined 56 Sqn 15 Apr 17

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave, 18 Jan 19 to Concentration Camp Candas for demobilisation

18204 F/Sgt
(Sailmaker)
Tannahill Robert DS - 11 Dec 17 posted from 3 AAP, attached to 3 AAP, 19 Dec 17 transferred to HE
  Lt Tarbutt
(Canada)
Fraser Coventry SR - joined 56 Sqn 10 Mar 18, missing/killed 16 Jun 18
  2Lt Taylor Edgar Richard AH - accident recorded in Casualty Report
23893 1AM
(Coppersmith)
Thomas Jenkin Daniel SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France from 7 Apr 17 to 20 Feb 19

DS - 7 Jan 18 leave

  Maj Thompson Arthur Ashford Benjamin Commanding Officer Aug to Nov 16
  Capt Thompson Arthur Patrick SR - embarked to France 15 Jun 18, injured 24 Jul 18, invalided to England 3 Aug 18

CC - concussion

  Maj Thomson Arthur Ashford Benjamin  
30340 Sgt
(Rigger)
Tomlin Percy Charles SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France 7 Apr 17 to 9 Feb 19

DS - 18 Dec 17 leave

  2Lt Toogood Jack SR - joined 56 Sqn 8 Apr 17, missing/wounded/POW 26 May 17, 3 Jul 18 "recommended special amputation leave, ground duties only"

CC - repatriated via Switzerland

  Capt Townsend Ronald Travis SR - joined 56 Sqn 19 Oct 17, missing/killed 30 Nov 17

DS - 30 Nov 17 reported missing, 2 Dec 17 struck off strength

64439 2AM
(Fitter)
Triffitt Harry DS - 10 Jan 18 reported from 41 Sqn

SR - posted from 56 Sqn to 3 Brigade

  Lt Truscott
(USA)
Barry SR - movements record does not start until Jul 18, wherein he is posted from SE Area to 30 TDS

AH - 56 Sqn listed as Lt Truscott's unit in General List 1 Jan 18

  Lt Turnbull Eric Leslie Lowe SR - joined 56 Sqn 24 May 17, missing 7 Jun 17, to HE 26 Jan 18

CC - missing status cancelled 9 Jun 17

DS - 14 Dec 17 leave

  2Lt Turnbull John Seymour SR - joined 56 Sqn 9 May 17, wounded 12 Jul 17, eventually missing/killed 17 Jun 18 whilst with 41 Sqn

CC - gunshot wound

  Maj Vaughan Ralph Montgomery Commanding Officer Nov to Dec 16
  2Lt Vickers Alfred DS - 17 Aug 18 posted from HE

SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, missing/killed 3 Sep 18

CC - 3 Sep 18 missing presumed killed whilst with 56 Sqn

4546 F/Sgt
(Rigger)
Vousden Ernest DS - 30 Dec 18 leave

SR - posted from 56 Sqn 16 May 19, France 7 Apr 17 to 8 Feb 19

Flight Magazine, 23 Oct 1959 - in letter to the editor, E Vousden states "In June 1916 I was the N.C.O. i/c 56 Nucleus Flight, which was drawn from No. 5 R.A.S., Castle Bromwich, and later attached to No. 28 Squadron, Gosport, until the formation of the squadron at London Colney in August 1916. I remained with the squadron until it was disbanded at Narborough in February 1919."

  Lt Walker Geoffrey DS - 1 Dec 17 reported from 2AD, 20 Dec 17 admitted to hospital due injury during forced landing, 25 Dec 17 struck off strength

SR - 56 Sqn 1 Dec 17 to 15 Dec 17

  2Lt Walkerdine Harold John DS - 6 Dec 17 admitted to 56 CCS, strained back, struck off strength; 15 Jan 18 proceeded on leave

SR - joined 56 Sqn 5 Dec 17, 11 Apr 18 seriously wounded, stuck off strength of Expeditionary Force, died 18 Jun 66

Mentioned in Record Book 5 Mar 18

80938 AC2
(Batman)
Wallis Albert Edward SR - posted to 29 Sqn from 56 Sqn 6 Feb 19, France 24 Sep 17 to 8 Nov 19

DS - 1 Feb 19 posted to 2nd Brigade

12048 1AM
(Carpenter)
Ward Bertram Edgar SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 17 Feb 19

DS - 28 Dec 17 leave

  2Lt Waters John Patrick SR - joined 56 Sqn 3 Nov 17, killed 18 Nov 17

Listed as killed in accident in historical account in first 56 Sqn Operations Record

7307 Pte Webb WJ DS - 30 Dec 17 temp attached from 3rd Brigade, 10 Jan 18 - returned to 3rd Brigade

SR - possibly William James Marston Webb, 134869, who is listed as posted to 3rd Brigade

29098 Sgt
(Fitter)
Webster George Edward DS - 18 Dec 17 leave

SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 17 Jan 19

  Lt
(Armament Officer)
Weguelin Thomas Noel DS - 8 Dec 17 reported from 1/ASD, 14 Dec 17 struck off strength on admission to hospital
  2Lt White AS AH - based on Casualty Report regarding accident 19 May 17 in Vert Galant
  Lt White
(New Zealand)
Trevor Watts SR - joined 56 Sqn 4 Jul 17, missing/POW 27 Jul 17, repatriated 25 Dec 18
20229 2AM
(Coppersmith)
Whittaker D DS - 10 Jan 18 reported from 11 Sqn
354551 AC2 Whittaker Douglas SR - joined 56 Sqn 8 Oct 24

Added here until inter-war list created

32082 AC1
(Transport)
Whomes Walter Stanley DS - 3 Dec 17 leave, 21 Jan  19 posted to RAF Depot Blandford
  2Lt Wilkinson David Stanley SR - joined 56 Sqn 5 Jul 17, missing/POW 17 Aug 17, died as POW 26 Aug 17
  2Lt Wilkinson Geoffrey Miles SR - joined 56 Sqn 18 Apr 17, wounded 28 May 17, missing/killed 10 Oct 17
  2Lt Williams Lester Janson DS - 14 Dec 17 reported from HE

SR/CC - joined 56 Sqn 12 Dec 17, missing/POW 30 Jan 18, repatriated 14 Dec 18

31328 2AM
(Instrument Repairer)
Williamson Thomas DS - 2 Dec 17 leave

SR - 56 Sqn only unit mentioned, France 7 Apr 17 to 31 Jan 19

30253 LAC
(Carpenter)
Willson Harold Alfred SR - 56 Sqn only unit listed, France from 7 Apr 17 to 18 Jan 19

DS - 3 Jan 19 TD to HQ 13th Wing, 18 Jan 19 to Concentration Camp Candas for demobilisation

27865 2AM
(Cook)
Willson Richard Pattinson SR - posted from 56 Sqn 21 Apr 18 (sick), France 7 Jan 17 to 21 Apr 18

DS - 30 Dec 17 leave

  2Lt Winkler
(USA)
Moses Harry SR - joined British Expeditionary Force 7 Sep 18 (56 Sqn not named), missing/POW 21 Oct 18, repatriated 3 Dec 18

CC - 56 Sqn listed as unit when 2Lt was taken POW

Listed as POW in historical account in first 56 Sqn Operations Record

  Lt Winslow Paul Stuart
(USA)
SR 12 Sep 18 proceeded to 3rd Aviation Instruction Centre and struck off strength of RAF
  2Lt Woodman Douglas SR joined 56 Sqn 13 Nov 17, killed 11 Mar 18
5345 1AM
(Coppersmith)
Woolley Fred DS - 22 Dec 17 reported, 22 Aug 18 leave.

SR only 56 Sqn mentioned, France 6 Feb 16 to 6 Feb 19

49591 2AM
(Fitter)
Wright Francis Alexander

SR posted from 56 Sqn to 107 Sqn 13 Jun 18, France 7 Apr 17 to 28 Mar 19

DS - 21 Dec 17 leave

21667 2AM Wyldes Edward SR - France 7 Apr 17 to 23 Oct 17; only mentions 5 Sqn, however 5 Sqn embarked much earlier and 56 Sqn has in its possession a photo album from 2AM Wyldes that is annotated 56 Sqn

Flight Magazine, 23 Oct 1959 - in letter to the editor, E Vousden states "In June 1916 I was the N.C.O. i/c 56 Nucleus Flight, which was drawn from No. 5 R.A.S., Castle Bromwich, and later attached to No. 28 Squadron, Gosport ..."  This would agree with 5 Sqn entry in SR

Potentially one of first 3 members of 56 Sqn mentioned in first Sqn Operations Record history narrative as it would stand to reason a Clerk would be one of first trades assigned to a Sqn

  2Lt Wylie Arrol Edmiston CC/SR both state 65 Sqn; status to be verified in Daily States once applicable period available
2822 Cpl
(Fitter)
Wynn Frederick Thomas SR - 56 Sqn 3 Jan 19 to 6 Feb 19

DS - 3 Jan 19 posted from Reinforcement Park

  Lt Young John Galbraith SR joined 56 Sqn 25 Jul 17, missing/POW 14 Aug 17, repatriated 2 Jan 19
    Young Ralph William SR no mention of 56 Sqn, 61 Sqn listed for applicable time period; Next-of-Kin card lists 56 Sqn; to be verified against applicable Daily States when available
25172 1AM
(Transport)
Zenthon Edward James

SR posted from 56 Sqn to 13 Sqn 5 Aug 18, France 7 Apr 17 to 29 Aug 19

DS - 3 Dec 17 leave

*There was a tragic accident 27 Jul 1921, as several groundcrew ended up in hospital that day and passed away whilst in hospital.

2AM(Machinist) Arthur James Harris
1AM(Fitter) Herbert Henry Oughton
AC2(Rigger) Harold Percy Senior