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Name: George Alexander Lingham
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) George Lingham
Country: Australia
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 43
Victories: 6
Born: 30 November 1898
Place of Birth: Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia
Died: 22 July 1982
Place of Death: Putney, London, England
 
 
The younger son of Windeyer George and Jane Lingham, George Alexander Lingham was born in Australia but was living with his mother and older brother in London by age 2. From the Inns of Court O.T.C., he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. In 1918, as a Sopwith Camel pilot with 43 Squadron, he scored six victories. Flying Officer Lingham was appointed a short service commission on 12 September 1919 but it was cancelled in the London Gazette, 10 October 1919. Lingham died in the Elmbank Nursing Home, Putney in 1982.

AIR 76/301/24
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 09 Mar 1918 1015 43 Sopwith Camel (B5631) DFW C (OOC) NE of Pont a Vendin
2 13 Mar 1918 1300 43 Sopwith Camel (B5631) Albatros D.V (DES) La Bassée
3 06 Apr 1918 1435 43 Sopwith Camel (D1785) Fokker DR.I (DES) Abancourt
4 12 Apr 1918 1700 43 Sopwith Camel (D1785) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of La Gorgue
5 03 May 1918 1135 43 Sopwith Camel (D1785) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Vieux Berquin
6 10 Jun 1918 1925 43 Sopwith Camel (D1785) Albatros D.V (OOC) Cuvilly, W of Ressons
 
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