Personnel Index - Detail

Name
STONE
First Names
William Holloway
Nationality
British
Rank
Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
07/08/18
Age
20
Date of Death
05/09/1918
Cemetery

 

Aircraft DH 9 serial D3198 crashed near the airfield on a practice flight on 5/9/18. The Pilot Lt W.H. Stone was sadly killed but the Observer 2/Lt V.A. Fair MC was injured.
 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke

The following information is from the "British Medals" website.

Victor Fair’s pilot was William Holloway Stone, a twenty year old Lieutenant, who had joined the squadron on the 7th
August 1918. On the 5th September, the two men climbed into D 3198 and prepared to carry out a practice flight. The 
aircraft took off but the engine suddenly failed and it crashed close by to the airfield. Fair was slightly injured and 
admitted to hospital. William Stone was killed in the accident and was buried at Ligny-Sur-Canche British cemetery.