An S.E.5a pilot, Conway MacAlister Gray Farrell joined 24 Squadron on 11 March 1918. After scoring seven victories, he was reassigned to 56 Squadron on 29 August 1918 but was injured in a crash on 6 October 1918. He continued flying after the war and was renowned for his exploits as a bush pilot in the 1930s.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Conway Macalister Gray Farrell.
This officer rendered conspicuous service on the 8th August in attacking enemy troops and transport with machine-gun fire and bombs. Having silenced a machine gun; he attacked some transport, driving off the personnel. Later on he attacked a dump and carried out a reconnaissance in an area where our Cavalry were reported to be held up, rendering a most valuable report of the situation. Eventually, in a combat with about forty scouts, he was shot down. He has destroyed or taken a leading part in the destruction of seven enemy machines.