Adinkerke Military Cemetery, De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
The only son of C. W. Chadwick, manager of the Colonial Realty Corporation, Arnold Jacques Chadwick joined the Royal Naval Air Service on 30 December 1915. Serving first with 5 Naval Wing, he was shot down on 2 October 1916 while bombing Zeppelin sheds. Evading capture, he made it back to his own lines and was reassigned to 4 Naval Squadron in April 1917. Flying Sopwith Pups and Camels, Chadwick scored 11 victories before he was killed in action. Having made a single-handed attack against a formation of 9 enemy aircraft, he was forced to ditch his aircraft into the waters off La Panne. His body was recovered on the incoming tide near Dunkirk on 8 August 1917.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Cdr. Alexander Macdonald Shook, R.N.A.S.
Flt. Lieut. Arnold Jaques Chadwick, R.N.A.S. (since reported drowned).
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Albert James Enstone, R.N.A.S.
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Langley Frank Willard Smith, R.N.A.S. (since missing).
For exceptional gallantry and remarkable skill and courage whilst serving with the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk during May and June, 1917, in repeatedly attacking and destroying hostile aircraft.