Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Abrahams, Clarence John –

Brother of Grace Abrahams, of 2, Noel Cottages, Bletchley Buckinghamshire. Of the National Children’s Home, Edgworth, Turton, Lancashire. Enlisted July 1915. Qualified as pilot in a Maurice Farman Biplane at the Military School, Ruislip 03/02/1917. Reported missing 19/05/1917, and subsequently presumed killed.

Appleton, Aaron –

Son of Aaron and Jane Pearson Appleton, of Bryn Derwen, Glan Conway, Denbighshire, and formerly of Rostherne, Litherland Park, Litherland, Lancashire. Formerly Bolton Artillery, 2nd/3rd East Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, seconded Royal Flying Corps 15/11/1916.

Baines, James Henry –

Of 6, Middle Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Caught aged 17 as an absentee from the Naval Camp, Blandford since 28/02/1918 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 08/03/1918 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/29).

Banks, Harry –

Of 29, Victoria Grove, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted October 1915.

Banks, Joseph –

Husband of Elizabeth Banks (nee Derrick). Of 56, Beckett Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted September 1915.

Barker, Harold –

Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Barker, of Commerce House, Lee Lane, Horwich, Lancashire. Formerly Second Lieutenant, 9th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment. Previously in the French Foreign Legion in France for 17 weeks since the outbreak of war. Appointed officer commanding “B” Flight at Upavon in the Royal Flying Corps.

Blackburn, William –

Son of John and Mary Alice Blackburn, of 68, Leach Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Gazetted to second lieutenant 1918.

Boorne, George Howard –

Eldest Son of Charles H. and Mary E. Boorne, of 375, Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium.

Bradshaw, Frederick –

Son of Thomas and Fanny Bradshaw, of 176, Leigh Road, Boothstown, Lancashire. Worked for Salford Corporation Tramways Department. Killed in an accident whilst flying ‘near a north-eastern town’.

Bridgeman, Orlando Clive –

Youngest son of the late General the Hon. Francis C. Bridgeman, of Neachley, Shropshire, and cousin of the Earl of Bradford. Formerly 68166, Royal Flying Corps, enlisted at Whitehall 06/10/1916. Discharged 16/03/1917 to commission. Wounded.

Brindle, Percival –

Son of William and Mrs. Brindle, of Brinden Cot, Lostock, Bolton, Lancashire. A dentist in practice at 61, Reddish Road South, Stockport, Cheshire. Enlisted as Private 15355 as a motor cyclist with the Royal Flying Corps. Wounded by machine gun bullets to the face and body on 01/11/1916. Commissioned 23/05/1917. Home service only.

Broadbent, Sidney –

Youngest son of Herbert and Mary Broadbent, of The Palace Hotel, Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire, and formerly of East Bank, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire. An old boy of the Bolton School. Returned from Canada for war service. Former service in the Territorials as a Lieutenant, resulted in a commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers on enlistment.

Browne, James Lawrence –

Son of Margaret Browne, of 10, Sandy Grove, Pendleton, Lancashire, and the late James Browne. Formerly 11th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment.

Butcher, John –

Of 17, Albert Street, Hadfield Street, Old Trafford, Lancashire. Enlisted January 1915.