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Name: William Thompson Gilson
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20 (RFC)
Victories: 5
Born: 09 September 1896
Place of Birth: London
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
With the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, William Thompson Gilson's temporary commission as a Sub-Lieutenant was gazetted on 10 August 1915. Sub-Lieutenant Gilson became a temporary Lieutenant for duty with the Royal Flying Corps on 6 January 1917, with seniority from 29 October 1916. As an observer flying the F.E.2d with 20 Squadron, he shared five victories with his pilots.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Nov 1916 1100 20 F.E.2d (A29) 1 Albatros D.II (OOC) Abeele
2 16 Nov 1916 1130 20 F.E.2d (A29) 1 Albatros D.II (OOC) Abeele
3 25 Jan 1917 1510 20 F.E.2d (A32) 2 Halberstadt D (DES) Menin
4 26 Jan 1917 1550 20 F.E.2d (A31) 3 Albatros D.II (DES) Westroosbeke
5 26 May 1917 1035 20 F.E.2d (A6431) 4 Albatros D.III (DES) Comines-Quesnoy

1 Pilot Capt Reginald Maxwell
2 Pilot Lt T C Lucas
3 Pilot Lt J K Stead
4 Pilot Lt Donald Cunnell
 
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