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Name: Arnold Jacques Chadwick
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Arnold Chadwick
Country: Canada
Rank: Flight Commander
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Units: 4N; 5W (RNAS)
Victories: 11
Born: 23 August 1893
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 28 July 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near De Panne, Belgium
Cemetery: 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.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Apr 1917 1530 4N Sopwith Pup (N9899) Albatros D.II (OOC) Steenbrugh
2 25 May 1917 0535 4N Sopwith Pup (N6176) Albatros C (DES) Near Bray Dunes
3 25 May 1917 1830 4N Sopwith Pup (N6176) Gotha (DES) 1 N of Westende
4 26 May 1917 0845 4N Sopwith Pup (N6176) C (DES) 2 SW of Furnes
5 03 Jun 1917 1640 4N Sopwith Pup (N6176) Albatros D.V (DES) Cortemarck
6 25 Jun 1917 1030 4N Sopwith Camel (N6345) Albatros C (DESF) Roulers
7 03 Jul 1917 1800 4N Sopwith Camel (N6370) C (OOC) Ghistelles
8 06 Jul 1917 1440 4N Sopwith Camel (N6370) Albatros C (DES) 3 SW of Ghistelles
9 10 Jul 1917 1950 4N Sopwith Camel (N6369) Albatros D.V (OOC) Ghistelles
10 10 Jul 1917 1955 4N Sopwith Camel (N6369) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Ghistelles
11 25 Jul 1917 1930 4N Sopwith Camel (N6369) Seaplane (DES) 5 NNE of Ostend

1 Shared with FLt G H T Rouse (N6198), FSL Langley Smith, FSL E W Busby (N5196)
2 Shared with FSL Albert Enstone
3 Shared with FSL Sidney Ellis
4 Shared with FSL Ronald Keirstead
5 Shared with FSL Albert Enstone, FSL Ronald Keirstead
 
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