Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Richard Watson Howard was fatally wounded when his S.E.5a was shot down on 22 March 1918.
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Richard Watson Howard, F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst separated from his patrol owing to thick mist he drove down an enemy aeroplane out of control. He then engaged a hostile two-seater, which he forced to land in our lines. On another occasion, though attacked at a height of 400 feet by an enemy two-seater, he manoeuvred, shot the observer, and caused the hostile machine to land, apparently in difficulties, but intact. He has consistently done excellent work at very low altitudes.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 5 July 1918 (30780/7936)