An electrical engineer, Frederick James Harry Thayre received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 1478 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Brooklands on 29 July 1915. With 16 Squadron in 1916, he scored his first victory flying the B.E.2. He scored the remainder of his victories flying the F.E.2d with 20 Squadron in 1917.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (temp. Capt.) Frederick James Harry Thayre, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently displayed great dash and skill and determination when acting as a pilot in bombing raids. His fine offensive spirit and determination to close with the enemy has set a splendid example to his squadron.
Lt. (temp. Capt.) Frederick James Harry Thayre, M.C., R.F.C., Spec. Res.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of an offensive patrol he showed fine leadership and skill, being personally responsible for bringing down three hostile machines. His coolness and courage enabled his small command to inflict severe losses on numerically superior forces.
(Military Cross gazetted in this Gazette.)