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Name: Clement Wattson Payton
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Croix de Guerre [France]
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Clement Wattson Payton
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Unit: 210 (RAF)
Victories: 11
Born: 13 April 1897
Place of Birth: Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Died: 02 October 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Courtrai
Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
 
 
2nd Lieutenant Clement Wattson Payton received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5703 on 4 February 1918.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Clement Wattson Payton. (Sea Patrol, FLANDERS)
   A gallant and skilful pilot who has himself destroyed two enemy machines and driven down two out of control. Assisted by other pilots, he has also accounted for four others. On 23rd August, in a bombing raid, one of our machines, compelled to descend owing to engine trouble, was heavily engaged by anti-aircraft fire. Observing this, Lt. Payton, with great courage, attacked the hostile batteries at a very low altitude, silencing several of them.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 May 1918 0710 210 Sopwith Camel (C62) Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin
2 21 May 1918 1710 210 Sopwith Camel (C62) Balloon (DES)1 Pont Riquen
3 26 May 1918 1700 210 Sopwith Camel (C62) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Bailleul
4 27 May 1918 0810 210 Sopwith Camel (C62) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 2 Bailleul
5 01 Jun 1918 1745 210 Sopwith Camel (B7148) C (DES) 2 3 mi S of Bailleul
6 15 Jun 1918 1830 210 Sopwith Camel (B7148) Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Kemmel
7 11 Aug 1918 1845 210 Sopwith Camel (D9655) Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Slype
8 03 Sep 1918 1830 210 Sopwith Camel (D9655) Fokker D.VII (DES) 3 Menin-Courtrai
9 29 Sep 1918 0800 210 Sopwith Camel (E4421) Fokker D.VII (DES) Wijnendaele Wood
10 01 Oct 1918 0955 210 Sopwith Camel (D9658) Fokker D.VII (DES) Houthoulst Forest
11 01 Oct 1918 1710 210 Sopwith Camel (E4421) Fokker D.VII (DES) SE of Roulers

1 Shared with Lt Solomon Joseph, Lt Albert Jones
2 Shared with Lt Lawrence Coombes
3 Shared with Lt Solomon Joseph, Lt Ivan Sanderson, Lt J A Lewis (B7222), Lt H R Hughes (D3357)
 
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