Personnel Index - Detail

Name
HARTLEY
First Names
Walter Noel
Nationality
British
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Observer
Posting Details
07/06/18
Age
18
Date of Death
08/08/1918
Cemetery

 

Aircraft DH 9 serial D7231 was shot up by enemy fighters and seen in flames near Bethencourt Bridge on 8/8/18. The Pilot Lt G.S. Ramsay and Observer 2/Lt W.M. Hartley were killed.



Image of Lt Walter Noel Hartley courtesy of Vicky G Dougal

A report sent in by Walter's great-niece records that as they were returning from their bombing raid they flew over a German airfield near Peronne.
The German fighters immediately took off and gave chase shooting down Walter's aircraft.......probably shot down by the Red Baron's brother.
 

Photographed by Graham Glover

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke from the Arras Memorial