Blankenberge Town Cemetery, Blankenberge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
After serving with the Canadian Field Artillery, William Benson Craig transferred to the Royal Naval Air Service in October 1917. On 26 May 1918, he joined 204 Squadron as a Sopwith Camel pilot. Before he was killed in action, shot down by Chrisitan Kairies, Craig shot down seven Fokker D.VIIs and one Fokker DR.I during August and September of 1918.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lt. (T./Lt.) William Benson Craig,
Sea Patrol (Can. F. Art.).
Whilst acting temporarily as flight leader on one day last month he personally destroyed three enemy machines, and the remainder of his flight accounted for three more. Lt. Craig has been engaged in numerous air battles, and always displays fine spirit, ability and determination in carrying out his duties. He has personally brought down two enemy machines completely out of control, in addition to those referred to above.