Altrincham WW1 

William Gordon Coulthurst

Rank:2nd Lieut
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:46 Sqn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Air Force
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Monbliart Communal Cemetrey
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Formerly served with the 2/6th Bn Manchester Rgt. - No. 252498.

From 27/11/18 to 15/11/18 - 46 Sqn was stationed at Busigny, France.

"The Sky Their Battlefield" states - Serving with 46 Sqn, he took off at
09.05 hours, engaging in a Low Bombing Patrol in a Sopwith Camel No. F6285
when he was in collision with Sopwith Camel aircraft No C8391 and crashed
in position Sheet 57D 8.B7.8. 

He is buried with Second Lieutenant G.E. Dowler DFC, who was presumably,
the pilot of the other a/c that he collided with.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in Hale Cem.

His father, George died 27/11/1920 aged 78 years and his mother died

Not mentioned in any of the "R.F.C. Communiqu├ęs".

M.I. - "His sun went down while it was yet day".

Memorials found on:
Manchester Technical College
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