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Name: William Charles Cambray
Military Cross (MC) William Charles Cambray
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 6
Born: 12 November 1894
Place of Birth: Camberwell, London, England
Died: 1978
Place of Death: Queensland, Australia
The son of William Charles and Caroline (White) Cambray, William Charles Cambray scored six victories with 20 Squadron in 1917.
The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, Monday, 4 March 1918, page 8
"Lt William Charles Cambray and [H L Satchell] with our dog 'Lizzie.' Sainte-Marie-Cappel 1917."
Courtesy of Dominic Gribbin
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. William Charles Cambray, R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst acting as observer to offensive patrols. On four occasions, at least, he has shot down enemy scouts and has also had numerous indecisive combats, in all of which he has displayed the greatest gallantry.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 May 1917 1920 20 F.E.2d (A6430) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Comines
2 17 Jun 1917 2030 20 F.E.2d (A6516) 2 Albatros D.III (DES) Houthem
3 18 Jun 1917 1315 20 F.E.2d (A6516) 3 Albatros D.V (DES) E of Quesnoy
4 17 Jul 1917 1955 20 F.E.2d (A6516) 4 Albatros D.V (DES) Polygon Wood
5 16 Aug 1917 1100 20 F.E.2d (A6516) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Polygon Wood
6 21 Sep 1917 1100 20 Bristol F.2b (A7428) 5 Albatros D.V (OOC) Becelaère

1 Pilot Lt Donald Cunnell
2 Pilot Lt B Strange
3 Pilot Lt Arthur Solly
4 Pilot Capt Frank Stevens
5 Pilot Harry Luchford
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