The son of Robert Alex and Mary Elizabeth (Bayne) Galbraith, Daniel Murray Bayne Galbraith was a student at St. Andrew's College, Aurora when the war began. In 1915, accompanied by Roy Brown and Stearne Edwards, he enrolled at the Wright School in Dayton, Ohio, receiving his pilot's certificate on a Wright biplane on 3 November 1915. After he joined the Royal Naval Air Service, he was assigned to 1 Naval Wing in France. In October 1916, having scored two victories with Nieuport scouts, he was reassigned to the newly formed 8 Naval Squadron. On 23 November 1916, he scored his final victory of the war. Flying alone in a Sopwith Pup, he engaged six German two-seaters near Cambrai, shooting one of them down. After returning to England for rest, he was an instructor and participated in anti-submarine operations in Italy during 1918. Galbraith was killed in an automobile accident three years later while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Appears as Daniel Murray Boyne Galbraith in the London Gazette.
Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938
Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flight Sub-Lieutenant Daniel Murray Boyne Galbraith, R.N.A.S.
In recognition of his services in attacking a large enemy two-seater seaplane on the 28th September, 1916. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Galbraith's machine was severely damaged by gun-fire from the enemy machine, which finally blew up in the air.
Flight Lieut. Daniel Murray Boyne Galbraith, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.
For conspicuous gallantry. On 23rd November, 1916, he attacked single-handed a formation of six hostile aircraft, no other allied machines being in the vicinity. One hostile machine was shot down, a second was driven down under control, and the remaining four machines then gave up the fight and landed.
In several other combats in the air Flight Lieutenant Galbraith has displayed exceptional gallantry, particularly on 10th and 16th November, 1916, on each of which days he successfully engaged and shot down an enemy machine.