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Name: William Sidebottom
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 3N (RNAS)
203 (RAF)
Victories: 14
Born: 11 October 1893
Place of Birth: Manchester
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
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Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lieut. William Sidebottom, 203rd Squadron. (FRANCE)
   This officer has carried out numerous offensive and low bombing patrols with courage, skill and judgment. He has also proved himself a bold and resolute fighter in aerial combats, having nine enemy machines to his credit."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Jun 1918 0610 203 Sopwith Camel (B7185) DFW C (DES) 1 Estaires
2 20 Jul 1918 1800 203 Sopwith Camel (D9583) DFW C (DES) 2 SE Lestrem
3 22 Jul 1918 1035 203 Sopwith Camel (D9583) Fokker D.VII (DES) Carvin
4 25 Jul 1918 0745 203 Sopwith Camel (D9583) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 mi SE of La Bassée
5 11 Aug 1918 1930 203 Sopwith Camel (D9595) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bray
6 22 Aug 1918 0630 203 Sopwith Camel (D9595) DFW C (DES) 3 S of Mericourt
7 24 Sep 1918 0900 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Fokker D.VII (DES) 4 SE of Lens
8 28 Sep 1918 0830 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Hem-Langlet
9 01 Oct 1918 1330 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Fokker D.VII (DES) Naves, E of Cambrai
10 02 Oct 1918 0845 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Caurior
11 09 Oct 1918 1630 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Rumpler C (DESF) 2 St. Aubert
12 23 Oct 1918 1635 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Vertain
13 23 Oct 1918 1635 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 5 Vertain
14 29 Oct 1918 1515 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 6 Bruay

1 Shared with Lt Edwin Hayne, Lt C F Brown (D9535), Lt R Stone (D3571), Lt Y E S Kirkpatrick (D3414)
2 Shared with Capt Leonard Rochford
3 Shared with Capt Arthur Whealy
4 Shared with 2Lt W H Coghill (D9597)
5 Shared with Lt D B Barbour (D9597)
6 Shared with Sgt W G Jones (F3098)
 
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