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Name: Arthur Ernest Newland
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) and Bar
Country: England
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 22
Born: 1882
Place of Birth: Enfield Lock, Middlesex
Died: 1964
Place of Death: Edmonton, Essex
 
 
Arthur Ernest Newland's birth was registered in the 2nd quarter of 1882, at Edmonton; the 1891 & 1901 England Census both state "born about 1882" at Enfield Lock, Middlesex, the son of William and Jane Newland; his father was a "general labourer" from Westminster and his mother was from Clerkenwell.
 
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
No. 67162 Pte., 1st Cl., Arthur Newland (Enfield Wash).
   He is an excellent shot, and has done remarkably well as an observer, gaining the confidence of the pilots with whom he has served. He has personally assisted in shooting down five enemy aeroplanes.
 
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) Bar
67162 Sergt.-Obsr. Arthur Newland, D.F.M. (Enfield Wash). (FRANCE)
   This non-commissioned officer sets a splendid example of courage, skill and determination to the other non-commissioned officers of his squadron. During the month of August he crashed six enemy machines.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 May 1918 1140 20 Bristol F.2b 1 Fokker DR.I (OOC) SW of Nieppe
2 19 May 1918 1040 20 Bristol F.2b (C859) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Vieux Berquin
3 22 May 1918 0705 20 Bristol F.2b 2 Two-seater (DES) Bailleul
4 27 May 1918 1215 20 Bristol F.2b (B1114) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) SW of Neuve Eglise
5 31 May 1918 0745 20 Bristol F.2b (B1122) 1 Pfalz D.III (DESF) E of Merville
6 31 May 1918 0800 20 Bristol F.2b (B1122) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) S of Merville
7 08 Jun 1918 1720 20 Bristol F.2b (C892) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) NE of Wervicq
8 17 Jun 1918 0715 20 Bristol F.2b (C892) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) Houthem
9 30 Jun 1918 0730 20 Bristol F.2b (C892) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) W of Halluin
10 14 Aug 1918 1820 20 Bristol F.2b (D7993) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Dadizeele
11 14 Aug 1918 1822 20 Bristol F.2b (D7993) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Dadizeele
12 21 Aug 1918 1910 20 Bristol F.2b (D7993) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) 5 Menin
13 21 Aug 1918 1915 20 Bristol F.2b (D7993) 3 Fokker D.VII (DESF) 5 Gheluwe
14 21 Aug 1918 1915 20 Bristol F.2b (D7993) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Wadizeele
15 22 Aug 1918 0840 20 Bristol F.2b (E2158) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Comines
16 06 Sep 1918 0830 20 Bristol F.2b (E2213) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Cambrai-St. Quentin
17 06 Sep 1918 0855 20 Bristol F.2b (E2213) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) Cambrai-St. Quentin
18 15 Sep 1918 1115 20 Bristol F.2b (E2213) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Lesdin
19 15 Sep 1918 1120 20 Bristol F.2b (E2213) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Morcourt
20 16 Sep 1918 0825 20 Bristol F.2b (E2213) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) W of Lesdin
21 27 Sep 1918 1030 20 Bristol F.2b (E2213) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Fontaine
22 27 Sep 1918 1030 20 Bristol F.2b (E2213) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Bernot

1 Pilot Paul Iaccaci
2 Pilot August Iaccaci
3 Pilot Capt Dennis Latimer
4 Pilot Lt George Randall
5 Shared with Capt Horace Lale & 2Lt Francis Ralph
 
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