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Name: Frank Granger Quigley
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC) and Bar
Frank Quigley
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 70
Victories: 33
Born: 10 July 1894
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 20 October 1918
Place of Death: Liverpool, England
Cemetery: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
The youngest son of R. J. Quigley, Frank Granger Quigley attended St Andrew's in Aurora, Ontario from 1907 to 1909. When the war began, he was in his second year as a student at Queen's University in Toronto where he excelled in football and hockey. He enlisted in December 1914, serving with the Canadian Army Engineers on the Western Front. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in early 1917 and was posted to 70 Squadron in France on 12 September 1917. Flying the Sopwith Camel, he scored 33 confirmed victories before he was wounded in action on 27 March 1918. Recovering from a shattered ankle at Le Touquet hospital, he returned to Canada where he served as an instructor at Armour Heights. En route back to England in October 1918, Quigley came down with influenza and died in hospital two days after his ship reached Liverpool.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Frank Granger Quigley, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when engaging hostile aircraft. On one occasion, while on patrol, he attacked an enemy two-seater which, after close fighting and skilful maneuvering, he crashed to the ground. He has, within a short period, destroyed or driven down out of control, seven other enemy machines, and on all occasions has displayed high courage and a fine fighting spirit.
 
Military Cross (MC) Bar
T./Capt. Frank Granger Quigley, M.C., Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in aerial combats. He destroyed five enemy machines and one balloon, and drove down four enemy machines out of control. He showed splendid courage and initiative.
   (M.C. gazetted 18th February, 1918.)
 
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
T./Capt. Frank Granger Quigley, M.C., R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While leading an offensive patrol he attacked a very large number of enemy aeroplanes, destroyed one of them and drove another down out of control. On the following day, while on a low-flying patrol, he was attacked by several enemy scouts, one of which dived at him. He out-manoeuvred this machine and fired on it at very close range. He followed it down to 500 feet, firing on it, and it spiralled very steeply to the ground in a cloud of black smoke. During the three following days, while employed on low-flying work, he showed the greatest skill and determination. He fired over 3,000 rounds and dropped thirty bombs during this period, inflicting heavy casualties on enemy infantry, artillery and transport.
 
Opponents
#11 Walter von Bülow-BothkampGermany
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Oct 1917 0805 70 Sopwith Camel (B2356) Albatros D.V (DESF) Westroosebeke
2 10 Oct 1917 0825 70 Sopwith Camel (B2356) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Houthoulst Forest
3 20 Oct 1917 1115 70 Sopwith Camel (B2356) C (DES) 1 Rumbeke aerodrome
4 12 Nov 1917 1800 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Houthoulst Forest
5 05 Dec 1917 1345 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Westroosebeke
6 12 Dec 1917 0930 70 Sopwith Camel (B2311) Albatros D.V (OOC) Westroosebeke
7 19 Dec 1917 0945 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) Albatros D.V (DESF) 2 20 Q 27
8 26 Dec 1917 1520 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) C (DESF) 20 Q 23
9 27 Dec 1917 1050 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) C (DES) 3 Zarren
10 03 Jan 1918 1345 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) C (OOC) E of Moorslede
11 06 Jan 1918 1400 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) Albatros D.V (DES) 4 Stadenburg
12 06 Jan 1918 1415 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 E of Passchendaele
13 22 Jan 1918 1414 70 Sopwith Camel (B5214) Albatros D.V (DESF) 5 NE of Houthoulst Wood
14 22 Jan 1918 1420 70 Sopwith Camel (B5214) Albatros D.V (OOC) 5 NE of Houthoulst Wood
15 22 Jan 1918 1430 70 Sopwith Camel (B5214) Albatros D.V (DES) 6 NE of Houthoulst Wood
16 24 Jan 1918 1120 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) C (DES) SE of Wervicq
17 29 Jan 1918 1110 70 Sopwith Camel (B5251) Albatros D.V (DESF) NE of Houthoulst Wood
18 17 Feb 1918 70 Sopwith Camel C (OOC) 2 Houthoulst Forest
19 08 Mar 1918 1305 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
20 09 Mar 1918 0930 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (DESF) Menin
21 09 Mar 1918 0945 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (DES) Menin
22 09 Mar 1918 1310 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (OOC) Quesnoy
23 09 Mar 1918 1310 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (OOC) Quesnoy
24 11 Mar 1918 1230 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Balloon (DES) 7 Menin
25 11 Mar 1918 1700 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Pfalz D.III (DES) 8 Passchendaele
26 11 Mar 1918 1700 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Passchendaele
27 11 Mar 1918 1700 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Passchendaele
28 12 Mar 1918 1245 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (DES) Dadizeele
29 12 Mar 1918 1245 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (DES) Dadizeele
30 12 Mar 1918 1250 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (OOC) Dadizeele
31 22 Mar 1918 1535 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Albatros D.V (DES) Inchy-Bourlon
32 22 Mar 1918 1430 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Fokker DR.I (DES) NE of Havrincourt
33 23 Mar 1918 1700 70 Sopwith Camel (B7475) Pfalz D.III (DES) Morchies

1 Shared with 2Lt C W Primeau (B2349), 2Lt Edward Booth
2 Shared with Lt Frank Gorringe
3 Shared with Lt Kenneth Seth-Smith, 2Lt Frank Hobson
4 Shared with Capt P G Kemsley, Capt William Fry
5 Shared with 2Lt George Howsam
6 Shared with Lt John Todd
7 Shared with 2Lt Alfred Koch, Lt Kenneth Seth-Smith, Lt Walter Carlaw
8 Shared with 2Lt Alfred Koch
 
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