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Name: Claud Harry Stokes
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 57
Victories: 5
Born: 16 March 1884
Place of Birth: London, England
Died: 07 November 1918 Died From Wounds
Place of Death: Near Erquelinnes, Belgium
Place of Burial: Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery, Erquelinnes, Belgium
 
 
The youngest son of Henry and Harriet Stokes of 24 Granville Park, Blackheath, Claud Harry Stokes was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 3 June 1916. He received his Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate on 24 August 1916. With 57 Squadron in 1918, Stokes scored five victories flying the D.H.4. He was reported missing in action on 29 October 1918.

Appears as Claude Harry Stokes in the London Gazette. See AIR 76/486.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 19 Jun 1918 1930 57 D.H.4 (D8398) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Bapaume
2 23 Jun 1918 1510 57 D.H.4 (D8398) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Le Transloy
3 16 Sep 1918 1215 57 D.H.4 (D8398) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Havrincourt Wood
4 16 Sep 1918 1215 57 D.H.4 (D8398) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Havrincourt Wood
5 21 Sep 1918 1835 57 D.H.4 (D8398) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Fontaine-Notre Dame

1 Observer Capt J H Bowler
2 Observer 2Lt T C Danby
3 Observer Lt R D Bovill
 
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