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Name: David Mary Tidmarsh
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Ireland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 24, 48
Victories: 7
Born: 28 January 1892
Place of Birth: Limerick
Died: 27 November 1944
Place of Death:  
 
 
From the Irish Rifles, David Mary Tidmarsh transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and was posted to 24 Squadron under Lanoe Hawker. On 21 April 1916, he narrowly escaped death when an unexploded anti-aircraft shell passed through the cockpit of his D.H.2. With the formation of 48 Squadron in 1917, Tidmarsh became a flight commander in the first squadron to fly the Bristol Fighter in combat. On 11 April 1917, after downing two Albatros D.III aircraft, Tidmarsh was captured when he was shot down by Kurt Wolff of Jasta 11.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. David Mary Tidmarsh, 4th Bn., R. Ir. R. (Spec. Res.) and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and skill when attacking hostile aircraft on several occasions, notably on one occasion when he dived at an enemy machine and drove it down wrecked to the ground.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Apr 1916 0655 24 D.H.2 (5924) Albatros C (DES) 2 Grandcourt-Albert
2 30 Apr 1916 1045 24 D.H.2 (5965) Fokker E (DES) Bapaume
3 20 May 1916 0415 24 D.H.2 (5965) C (DESF) 3 S of Pozières
4 08 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) 4 Rémy
5 10 Apr 1917 48 B.F2a (A3338) 1 EA (OOC) 5 Rémy
6 11 Apr 1917 0830-0900 48 B.F2a (A3338) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) 6 Fampoux
7 11 Apr 1917 0830-0900 48 B.F2a (A3338) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) 6 Fampoux

1 Observer 2Lt C B Holland
2 Shared with 2Lt S J Sibley (5498)
3 Shared with Capt W A Summers (7284)
4 Shared with 2Lt O W Berry & 2Lt F B Goodison
5 Shared with 2Lt G N Brockhurst & 2Lt C B Boughton (A3323)
6 Shared with 2Lt G N Brockhurst & 2Lt C B Boughton (A3323), 2Lt R F Adeney & 2Lt L G Lovell (A3318), 2Lt Alan Riley & 2Lt L G Hall
 
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