"Captain FRANCIS RICHARD CUBBON, M.C., now reported killed on June 9th, 1917, was born in Poona on November 29th, 1892, and was the only surviving son of Captain R. Cubbon, S. and T. Corps, I. A., and of Mrs. Cubbon, of Quetta. He was educated at Alleyne College and Dulwich College, and passed for a year from Sandhurst into the Indian Army in 1911, being attached to the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment in Karachi, and then appointed to the 72nd Punjabis, with whom he served on the North-West Frontier. In November, 1915, he was invalided home, and on recovering was attached to the Royal Warwicks and then to the R.F.C. He went to France as an observer on April 7th, 1917, winning his Military Cross on May 10th and a bar to it three days later. Although only two months at the front Captain Cubbon brought down more than 23 enemy machines."
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Military Cross (MC)
"Capt. Francis Richard Cubbon. I.A., attd. R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has shown great pluck and determination when acting as observer, on several occasions displaying fine marksmanship and coolness against superior numbers of the enemy."
"Capt. Francis Richard Cubbon, M.C., Ind. A., attd. R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When acting as an observer on an offensive patrol, he displayed great skill and courage against superior numbers of the enemy. Throughout the action he backed up his pilot with a remarkable display of
(Military Cross gazetted in this Gazette.)"