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Name: Edward Gribben
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Ireland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 41, 44, 70
Victories: 5
Born: 10 September 1888
Place of Birth: County Down, Ireland
Died: 1958
Place of Death: Worthing, Sussex, England
The son of Isabella Gribben, Edward Gribben served with the Royal Irish Rifles before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was posted to 70 Squadron in 1917. That summer, he scored 5 victories flying the Sopwith Camel. In the fall, he was reassigned to the Home Defence, flying night fighters with 44 Squadron. On 2 October 1918, Gribben was reassigned to 41 Squadron as a flight commander but was wounded in action two days later when he was forced down by a Fokker D.VII.
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Edward Gribben, R. Ir. Rif., Spec. Res. & R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on offensive patrols. In every combat he has been most conspicuous, continually attacking superior numbers of the enemy, destroying some and driving others down out of control. He fights with great dash and skill, and whenever any machine of his formation is in difficulties, he is invariably at hand to render assistance.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Jul 1917 2055 70 Sopwith Camel Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Gheluvelt
2 24 Jul 1917 2030 70 Sopwith Camel (B3813) Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Polygon Wood
3 10 Aug 1917 1945 70 Sopwith Camel (B3840) Albatros D.III (DES) Roulers-Menin
4 10 Aug 1917 1945 70 Sopwith Camel (B3840) Albatros D.III (OOC) Roulers-Menin
5 13 Aug 1917 1930 70 Sopwith Camel (B3840) DFW C (DES) E of Dixmude
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