Personnel Index - Detail
Aircraft DH 9 serial D462 broke up in the (12,000ft) on ops to Roziers on 30/5/18. It is unknown if a result of collision or shell fire. Sadly Pilot Lt R.H.B. Stevens and Observer Private First Class L.C. Norman were killed.
Information received from Peter L Norman (whose father's elder brother was Leonard Charles Norman):
The official casualty lists give his death as 30th May 1918 having joined 49Sqn on the 25th of April.
Unfortunately I have no photograph of Leonard but the photograph (shown below) of the football team has a player (second from the left back row) who has the characteristics of my paternal grandmother's family to a marked degree.
If the picture was taken in 1919 then the theory goes out of the window!
Finally, he seems to have been the squadron artist. I believe his watercolours of glamorous ladies decorated the Airmen's mess.
Images courtesy of Peter Leonard Norman