Posted to 48 Squadron in 1917, Ransley scored 9 victories flying Bristol Fighters in 1918.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lt. (temp. Capt.) Frank Cecil Ransley.
This officer displays conspicuous gallantry and skill. On a recent occasion, while on patrol he was attacked by seven enemy scouts; he and his observer drove down two, and by skilful manoeuvre and dash he rallied his formation, which were being driven down, and succeeded in driving off the remaining enemy scouts. He has, in all, destroyed three hostile machines and driven down three others completely out of control."