Royal Air Force 3rd Squadron
Born 08 June 1895 at Balaklava, SA
Son of Joseph Charles JAMES and Emily nee REYNOLDS
Educated at Prince Alfred College
Left South Australian 23 March 1916 per 'Malwa' for England
Promoted to Lieutenant 03 July 1916
Killed in action 07 May 1918
Aged 21 years
Buried Beeston Regis All Saints Churchyard, north of church
JOHNSON, F M
Royal Flying Corps.
Son of Lieut. G L JOHNSON (Area Officer)
Of Liverpool, NSW
Lieut. F. M. Johnson for marked service in France received his commission in the Royal Flying Corps, and is now on duty in Palestine. Writing from Egypt recently, he said: --
'I started to write under very different and more pleasing conditions recently, but just as I made a commence ment I was told off to fly. Well, I flew; and I am here, after having experienced the very doubtful delight of falling 2000ft, the last 100ft of which was done in a spinning nose dive; but I have the satisfaction of knowing that I can keep my head and nerve well enough to look after my machine no matter what's happening: otherwise the thing would have started to spin at 2000ft instead of 100ft. I wish I had been higher up. I could then probably have recovered control. I got nine or ten stitches in my chin and a. bit of sticking-plaster on one cheek, bruises on each leg, and a headache. The doctors and nurses expected me to suffer from shock, but I haven't experienced the slightest sign of any such thing, and expect to be about again shortly.'
Sydney Mail Wednesday 7 November 1917 page 8
JONES, Loftus Edward Percival
Yorkshire Regiment 7th Battalion
Born Ararat, Vic.
Son of Peyton JONES M.I.C.E. and Letetia Caroline Peyton JONES
Of 'Edenbrook', Blackwater, Hants.
Passed Law examination in Melbourne gaining Supreme Court prize.
A Barrister at Supreme Court, Shanghai
Died 03 August 1915
Aged 39 years
Buried Bedford House Cemetery Enclosure No 3 C 1
JOWETT, Eric Craven
Royal Flying Corps No 4 Sqaudron, 15 Wing
Son of Edmund JOWETT Esq.
Entered the Church of England Preparatory School in 1901, and went up to the Senior School three years later, In 1905 he won the Foundation Scholarship, and held it till 1908, when he left school to continue his studies at the Melbourne University, having matriculated in 1906.
In 1913 he completed the course of Mining Engineering and became eligible for the degree of B.M.E., which was conferred posthumously on 21st April 1917. He then went to England, and became a student at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1914, but when war broke out he immediately volunteered, and gained a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers. Aviation appealing to him strongly, he joined the R.F.C. as a lieutenant in No 4 Squadron, 15 Wing in 1915, and went to France, where his fearlessness and efficiency enabled him to do some fine work.
On July 8th, 1916, he was shot down while pursing a Hun plane six miles within the German lines, and was buried at the Military Cemetery of Miraumont on July 19, 1916. His Squadron Commander, Major Carthew, wrote on July 17, 1916 :- "He was extremely courageous; in fact, my view is that it was through chasing a hostile machine that he fell so far out of the area where he had gone to work. My impression is that he saw a Hun machine, and chased it up there; then a Fokker was seen to come out of a cloud quite close to and behind him. He was probably hit by a bullet before he knew there was a hostile machine close. Losing him was a serious blow to the efficiency of my squadron. He was a gallant, stout-hearted boy, who was always keen to do more than his fair share of whatever work was ordered. Everyone was fond of him, and his squadron was poorer by his loss'.
The Varsity Engineer War Memorial
The Varsity Engineer War Memorial