Edwin Arnold Clear was seconded for duty with the Royal Flying Corps on 28 April 1917.
Listed as Edward Arnold Clear in the London Gazette and other sources.
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Edward Arnold Clear, Gen. List,
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
duty. During an encounter between one of
our patrols and nine enemy machines, he
observed an enemy triplane which was about
to attack his patrol leader from the rear.
He at once dived to the attack, firing on the
enemy machine, which turned to avoid him
and collided with an enemy scout. The two
enemy machines crashed to earth locked
together. On the following day, during an
engagement between 12 of our machines and
about 30 enemy scouts, he attacked an enemy
triplane which he observed beneath him.
He dived after it, and, following it down,
eventually destroyed it. He has destroyed
seven enemy machines, and has proved himself
a most enterprising and courageous pilot.