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Name: Solomon Clifford Joseph
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Photo courtesy of Mike Westrop
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 10N (RNAS)
210 (RAF)
Victories: 13
Born: 29 April 1893
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died: 1966
Place of Death: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
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, Vendôme, 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.
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.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 May 1918 1055 210 Sopwith Camel (B6228) Albatros D.V (OOC) Armentières
2 09 May 1918 1145 210 Sopwith Camel (B6228) Albatros C (OOC) 1 Bailleul
3 14 May 1918 2015 210 Sopwith Camel (D3406) Albatros D.V (OOC) Ypres-Zillebeke
4 21 May 1918 1710 210 Sopwith Camel (D3401) Balloon (DES) 2 Pont Ricquen
5 06 Jun 1918 0750 210 Sopwith Camel (D3401) C (DES) Neuf Berquin
6 06 Jun 1918 0825 210 Sopwith Camel (D3401) C (DES) 3 Vieux Berquin
7 09 Jun 1918 0830 210 Sopwith Camel (D7155) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Ploegsteert Wood
8 26 Jun 1918 1925 210 Sopwith Camel (D9616) LVG C (DESF) 2 mi N of Armentières
9 29 Jun 1918 1930 210 Sopwith Camel (D9616) Fokker D.VII (DES) Armentières
10 30 Jul 1918 0955 210 Sopwith Camel (F1405) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Dixmude
11 06 Aug 1918 1920 210 Sopwith Camel (D9615) Fokker D.VII (DES) 1-2 mi W of Ostend
12 03 Sep 1918 1830 210 Sopwith Camel (D3374) Fokker D.VII (DES) 4 Menin-Courtrai
13 30 Oct 1918 1115 210 Sopwith Camel (D3336) Fokker D.VII (DES) Rombies-Estreaux

1 Shared with Capt Alfred Carter, Capt E S Arnold (B7227)
2 Shared with Lt Albert Jones, Lt Clement Payton
3 Shared with Lt K T Campbell (D3391)
4 Shared with Lt Clement Payton, 2Lt J A Lewis (E4405), Lt Ivan Sanderson, Lt H R Hughes (B7222)
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