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Name: Maurice Michael Freehill
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 46, 80
Victories: 7
Born: 21 January 1899
Place of Birth: Chiswick, London, England
Died: 03 February 1939
Place of Death: London, England
The son of Eugene and Lilian Freehill, Maurice Michael Freehill, a school boy from Battersea, was almost 6 feet tall and just shy of his 18th birthday when he enlisted in the Hampshire Regiment on 20 January 1917. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and flew the Sopwith Camel in 1918, scoring six victories with 46 Squadron and one victory with 80 Squadron.
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Maurice Michael Freehill. (FRANCE)
   A brilliant leader who has destroyed five enemy aircraft and has displayed conspicuous bravery in attacking enemy troops on the ground. On 4th November, observing that a machine-gun post was holding up the advance of our infantry, he attacked it from a very low altitude, inflicting heavy casualties on the crews and putting them to flight. Later on he carried out a reconnaissance of the Army front at a height of 50 feet in the face of intense machine-gun fire, bringing back most valuable information.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 Mar 1918 1300 46 Sopwith Camel (B9149) C (DES) Bullecourt
2 03 Apr 1918 1245 46 Sopwith Camel (B5636) C (DES) 1 57D L32
3 20 Apr 1918 1000 46 Sopwith Camel (B5636) Albatros C (DES) 1 Harnes
4 30 May 1918 1930 46 Sopwith Camel (B5636) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Estaires
5 07 Aug 1918 0810 46 Sopwith Camel (B9291) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 SW of Armentières
6 15 Aug 1918 1810 46 Sopwith Camel (B9291) Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Péronne
7 03 Oct 1918 1815 80 Sopwith Camel (H773) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Beaurevoir

1 Shared with Capt Cecil Marchant (B9211)
2 Shared with Lt A L Aldridge (D9407)
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