2nd Lieutenant William Reid Dallas

2nd Lieutenant William Reid Dallas

24th July 1894 - 25th December 1918

William Reid Dallas was born on 24th July 1894 and was killed on 24th December 1918 in a flying accident in France 31:03:1901 Ireland Census - living at St Lawrences Road, Clontarf, East Dublin Margaret H 37 Harriet S 16 Victor 14 Alfred 11 Arthur E 8 William R 6 James 18 06:06:1910 to May 1914 - motor engineer and draughtsman with Argyll Motors Ltd, Alexandria, Scotland 21:06:1918 Address - 81 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf, Dublin Next of Kin - Mrs M H Dallas, Clontarf, Dublin Special qualifications - 8 years experience with petrol engines, both technical and practical 2 OTTC to 1 School of Aerial Bombing 29:06:1918 1 School of Aerial Bombing to RAF Station East Church 08:08:1918 One of the more unusal tasks carried out by Handley Page 0/400 aircraft was to fly low over no mans land at the Battle of Amiens to drown out the noise of the allied tanks taking their positions and report German positions 06:09:1918 Commission in RAF 07:09:1918 Rank of Temporary Lieutenant - observer 08:09:1918 51 Squadron to British Expeditionary Force - Independent Force 20:09:1918 215 Squadron - flew as gunlayer with Captain R E Darnton as pilot 24:12:1918 2nd Lt William Reid Dallas is killed in a flying accident in France He is "Laid to Rest" in Longuenesse [St Omer] Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France The inscription on his headstone is "peace perfect peace with loved ones far away" His grave reference is V E 83 09:09:1921 Mrs M H Dallas applies for her late son's medals

Created by: Anne70446

  • Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army M2/077040 Private Royal Army Service Corps

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force