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Bottrill, William Eric (2nd Lieutenant)

Survived 1918-07-09

Male Head

Birth Date: 1892-09-26 (age 79)

Born: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England

Arthur Bottrill & Maria Staley

Doris Bertha Baker

Home: Dundas, Ontario

Enlistment: Hamilton, Ontario

Enlistment Date: 1915-04-20

Service
RAF
Unit
104 (BR) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Strike Hard
Base
France
Rank
2nd Lieutenant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
gunner/observer
Service Numbers
406678 CEF
Bottrill enlisted in the 4th Batallion CEF in April, 1915. He served in France with them until transferring to the RAF as an gunner/observer on 1918-07-09. He was a good gunner, and scored the five downed enemy aircraft necessary to make 'ace'. His pilots identities have not been determined.


104 (BR) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Strike Hard

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