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Name: Sidney Arthur William Knights
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 62
Victories: 8
Born: 1898
Place of Birth: Lavender Hill, London, England
Died: 01 April 1968
Place of Death: Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England
 
 
Sidney Arthur William Knights served with the 13th Battalion of the York. and Lanc. Regiment before joining the Royal Flying Corps. Posted to 62 Squadron on 10 March 1918, he scored 8 victories as a Bristol F.2b observer with pilot George Gibbons. He was sent to hospital 10 July 1918.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Temp. 2nd Lt. Sidney Arthur William Knights, York & Lane. R.
   For conspicuous gallantry in action. During a raid on the enemy's trenches he showed marked courage and determination in leading his men. He set a splendid example throughout.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Mar 1918 1100 62 Bristol F.2b 1 Fokker DR.I NE of Nauroy
2 17 Mar 1918 62 Bristol F.2b 1 EA  
3 03 May 1918 1145 62 Bristol F.2b (C779) 1 Albatros D.V N of Armentières
4 03 May 1918 1145 62 Bristol F.2b (C779) 1 Albatros D.V N of Armentières
5 03 May 1918 1145 62 Bristol F.2b (C779) 1 Fokker DR.I N of Armentières
6 22 May 1918 0805 62 Bristol F.2b (C919) 1 LVG C W of Laventie
7 28 May 1918 1915 62 Bristol F.2b (C919) 1 Fokker D.VII Menin-Armentières
8 28 May 1918 1945 62 Bristol F.2b (C919) 1 Rumpler La Creche-Steenwerck

1 Pilot Lt George Gibbons
 
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