The son of Morris and Jenny Joseph, Flight Officer Solomon Clifford Joseph received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5475 on a Caudron biplane at British Flying School, Vendome, France on 7 October 1917. He scored thirteen victories flying the Sopwith Camel before he was wounded in action on 24 September 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Solomon Clifford Joseph (Sea Patrol).
A gallant pilot who has accounted for eight enemy aircraft within the past four months. On many occasions the enemy were numerically superior to Lieutenant Joseph's patrol, but this did not prevent his attaining success.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 21 September 1918 (30913/11252)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
Lt. (T./Capt.) Solomon Clifford Joseph, D.F.C., Sea.Patrol.
A very gallant and skilful officer. He led his formation under a large force of enemy aircraft with a view to inducing them to descend to attack him. In this ruse de guerre he was successful, and, in accordance with arrangements previously made, another formation of our machines then appeared on the scene, and a combined attack was made on the enemy, resulting in the destruction of four aeroplanes and three more being brought down completely out of control. Since the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross was conferred on this officer less than two months ago he has personally destroyed one enemy machine, brought down another out of control, and has helped to destroy a third. Captain Joseph was wounded on the occasion of the combined attack.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 2 November 1918 (30989/12960)