Before he joined the Royal Naval Air Service in January 1916, William Hargrove Chisam learned to fly in the United States, receiving his certificate on a Wright biplane at Augusta, Georgia on 30 December 1915. After serving with the Home Defence at Walmer, he was posted to 10
Naval Squadron at Dunkirk on 2 April 1917 but was reassigned to 3 Naval Squadron five days later. Flying the Sopwith Camel with B Flight, Chisam claimed 7
victories with this squadron before he was wounded in the hand on 26 March 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950