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.
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.