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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.
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.