Personnel Index - Detail

Name
MORRIS
First Names
John Herbert
Nationality
British
Rank
Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
27/01/17
Age
19
Date of Death
06/03/1918
Cemetery

 

Aircraft DH 4 serial C4530 (Fiat 4) was detailed for practice formation flying 6/3/18. During take off the aircraft crashed and caught fire. Pilot Lt J H Morris was killed and the Observer 2/Lt W G Hasler is reported to have also been killed, but he does not appear in the CWGC.A chance finding, by the Webmaster, in the Liddle Collection of Leeds University shows that Second Lieutenant Hasler was not killed. A large amount of information surrounding this crash has been added to Second Lieutenant Hasler's page.
 

Photographed by Graham Glover

Earlier in his career Lt Morris had another crash.
The following incident is recorded (the meaning not being entirely clear).

27th February 1918:

DH4 (serial C4502) turned on nose in ploughed field near Amiens due mist on engine and height test.
Lt JH Morris Ok/2Lt AF Ferguson Ok