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Name: William Jackson "Jack" Rutherford
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 60
Victories: 8
Born: 30 May 1895
Place of Birth: Westmount, Quebec
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of William and Ida Rutherford, William Jackson Rutherford was a student of Applied Science at McGill University and a member of the McGill Provisional Battalion in 1915. No. 258 Sapper William Jackson Rutherford, from Div. Sig. Cos. to be temporary Lieutenant on 28 July 1916. Lieutenant Rutherford of the 23rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4275 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Catterick Bridge on 26 February 1917. Ceased to be employed and relinquished his commission on 31 March 1919.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviatorsí Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jun 1917 1025 60 Nieuport (B1602) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 Dury
2 22 Sep 1917 1845 60 S.E.5a (B6) C (DES) Ypres-Roulers
3 21 Oct 1917 1615 60 S.E.5a (B533) C (DES) 1 Houthoulst
4 28 Oct 1917 0930 60 S.E.5a (A8901) Albatros D.V (OOC) Westroosebeke
5 01 Nov 1917 1345 60 S.E.5a (A8934) C (OOC) 2 Moorslede
6 01 Nov 1917 1410 60 S.E.5a (A8934) C (OOC) 2 Moorslede
7 06 Nov 1917 0730 60 S.E.5a (A8934) C (DES) 2 Zonnebeke
8 08 Nov 1917 1545 60 S.E.5a (B608) Albatros D.V (OOC) Westroosebeke

1 Shared with Lt Frank Soden, 2Lt Graham Young
2 Shared with Lt Frank Soden
 
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