Second Lieutenant Roland Bushell, “A” Battery, 282nd Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died of wounds on 26th September 1917. Born in Handsworth in 1887, his local connection is that he is known to have lived for a short time in Alderbrook Road in 1913, and was a member of Copt Heath Golf Club. 343 more words
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Out in Palestine, 67 (Australian) Squadron have been continuing their patrols East of the Suez Canal.
Today, Lieutenant Ross McPherson Smith in a BE12a (A3611) and Lieutenant Alfred William Leslie Ellis, in a Martinsyde attacked a German Albatross over Beersheba and put it to flight. 58 more words
“Memorial to Three Patriots Unveiled”
In 1967, the 50th anniversary of the death of Thomas Ashe, a memorial was unveiled at Glasnevin Cemetery in honour of Thomas Ashe, Peadar Kearney and Piaras Beaslai by former Fianna Eireann Chief of Staff Mr Eamon Martin. 333 more words
Following the success of the Sopwith Triplane, the German’s attempted to create their own version. A captured Sopwith Triplane was sent to the Fokker factory and Fokker instructed designer Reinhold Platz to build a triplane, but gave him no further information about the Sopwith design. 217 more words
The Airco DH4 has been in service since January 1917, and has been proving popular with crews. However there is a severe shortage of the Rolls Royce Eagle engines which power it such that the RFC and RNAS are struggling to keep up with the requirements of existing squadrons never mind equipping any new ones. 201 more words