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Name: Stanley James Goble
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Bar
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and Bar
French Croix de Guerre
Stanley Goble
Country: Australia
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 5N, 8N; 1W (RNAS)
205 (RAF)
Victories: 10
Born: 21 August 1891
Place of Birth: Victoria
Died: 24 July 1948
Place of Death: Melbourne, Victoria
Stanley James Goble joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915. Whilst serving with 1 Naval Wing, he scored the first Sopwith Pup victory on 22 September 1916. Post-war, he
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flight Sub-Lieutenant Stanley James Goble, R.N.A.S.
   In recognition of his services on the 24th September, 1916, when he attacked two hostile machines in the vicinity of Ghistelles at close range, and brought one of them down on fire in a spiral nose-dive.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Capt. Harry Hesketh Smyth, R.N.
Lieut.-Cdr. Malcolm Raphael Joseph Maxwell-Scott, R.N.
Lieut. Matthew Armstrong, R.N.R.
Flight Lieut. Stanley James Goble, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.
   For conspicuous bravery and skill in attacking, hostile aircraft on numerous occasions.
   On 7th November, 1916, he attacked an enemy scout and chased it down to 1,500 feet, when it was seen to land, crash into a fence, and turn over in a field.
   On 27th November, 1916, he attacked four hostile scouts, one of which he brought down in flames.
   On 4th December, 1916, on six different occasions during the same flight he attacked and drove off hostile aircraft, which threatened the bombing machines, which he was escorting, one of the hostile machines going down completely out of control.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 Jul 1916 1750 1W Nieuport (8517) C (OOC) E of Dixmude
2 15 Aug 1916 0720 1W Nieuport (8517) Seaplane C (DES) Off Westende
3 22 Sep 1916 1530 1W Sopwith Pup (3691) LVG C (OOC) Ghistelles
4 16 Nov 1916 1055 8N Sopwith Pup (N5194) LVG C (OOC) Gommecourt
5 17 Nov 1916 1535 8N Sopwith Pup (N5194) C (DES) Bapaume
6 27 Nov 1916 0950 8N Sopwith Pup (N5194) C (DESF) SE of Bapaume
7 04 Dec 1916 1100 8N Sopwith Pup (N5194) Halberstadt D.II (OOC) SE of Bapaume
8 11 Dec 1916 1010 8N Sopwith Pup (N5194) C (OOC) E of Bucquoy
9 16 Mar 1918 1100 5N D.H.4 (N6001) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Bohain-Le Catelet
10 16 Mar 1918 1100 5N D.H.4 (N6001) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Bohain-Le Catelet

1 Pilot FLt T Watkins
Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1
Norman Franks / Paperback / Osprey Publishing 2005
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