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Name: John Ingles Gilmour
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC) and 2 bars
John Gilmour
Country: Scotland
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 27, 28, 65
Victories: 39
Born: 28 June 1896
Place of Birth: Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Died: 24 February 1928
Place of Death: London, England
 
 
2nd Lieutenant John Ingles Gilmour, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2888 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Farnborough on 17 March 1916. With 3 victories each, he and South African ace Douglas Bell achieved the highest scores of the war flying Martinsyde Elephants.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) John Gilmour, Argyll and Suth'd Highrs. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying out long-distance bomb raids. On one occasion, although his engine began to fail, he continued to lead his formation, and succeeded in bringing back most valuable information.
 
 
Military Cross (MC) First Bar
Lt. (T./Capt.) John Gilmour, M.C., A. & S. Highrs. and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when engaging hostile aircraft. Within a week he crashed to the ground four enemy machines, and at all times, when on patrol, he never hesitated to attack any enemy in sight. His consistent dash and great fearlessness have been worthy of the highest praise. In all he has ten hostile machines to his credit.
   (M.C. gazetted 26th May, 1917.)
 
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Lt. (T./Capt.) John Gilmour. M.C. (formerly A. & S. Highlanders).
   He is a most inspiriting patrol leader who has destroyed twenty-three enemy aircraft, and shot down eight others out of control. While leading an offensive patrol he shot down one enemy biplane in flames and drove down a second. A short time afterwards he, with four others, attacked about forty enemy scouts. He himself destroyed one in the air, drove another out of control and a third in flames, successfully accounting for five enemy machines in one day.
 
Military Cross (MC) Second Bar
Lt. (T./Capt.) John Gilmour, D.S.O., M.C., A. & S. Highrs. and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in his leadership of offensive patrols. This officer has lately successfully engaged seven enemy machines, destroying five and shooting down two out of control. He has done splendid service.
   (M.C. gazetted 26th May, 1917.)
   (1st Bar gazetted 26th July, 1918.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Sep 1916 0915 27 Martinsyde G.100 Albatros D.I (DES) 1 Bourlon
2 24 Sep 1916 1700 27 Martinsyde G.100 (7284) Fokker E (DES) Havrincourt Wood
3 26 Sep 1916 1200 27 Martinsyde G.100 (7284) Fokker E (OOC) W of Havrincourt Wood
4 18 Dec 1917 1425 65 Sopwith Camel (B9166) Albatros D.V (DES) Roulers
5 18 Dec 1917 1435 65 Sopwith Camel (B9166) C (OOC) Roulers
6 04 Jan 1918 1040 65 Sopwith Camel (B5612) C (DESF) S of Roulers
7 04 Jan 1918 1100 65 Sopwith Camel (B5612) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Roulers
8 04 Jan 1918 1110 65 Sopwith Camel (B5612) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Gheluvelt
9 09 Jan 1918 1255 65 Sopwith Camel (B5612) C (OOC) Roulers
10 03 Feb 1918 1035 65 Sopwith Camel (B5612) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Roulers
11 05 Feb 1918 1330 65 Sopwith Camel (B5612) Balloon (DESF) NW of Menin
12 26 Mar 1918 1125 65 Sopwith Camel (B5612) C (OOC) NW of Lille
13 10 Apr 1918 0930 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) Albatros D.V (DES) 1000 yds E of Morcourt
14 11 Apr 1918 1325 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) Rumpler C (DES) NE of Moreuil Wood
15 12 Apr 1918 1330 65 Sopwith Camel (B1799) Rumpler C (DESF) Morlancourt
16 16 Apr 1918 1740 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) C (DESF) N of Hangard Wood
17 23 Apr 1918 1800 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) Fokker DR.I (DES) Mericourt
18 25 Apr 1918 1800 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) Albatros D.V (DES) N of Lamotte
19 29 Apr 1918 1030 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) Pfalz D.III (DES) Near Hamel
20 02 May 1918 1150 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) C (DESF) Miraumont Wood
21 02 May 1918 1205 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) C (CAP) Villers-Brettoneaux
22 09 May 1918 1300 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) C (DES) NE of Albert
23 10 May 1918 1930 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 N of Villers-Brettoneaux
24 18 May 1918 1020 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Bray
25 18 May 1918 1030 65 Sopwith Camel (C8278) C (DES) E of Lamotte
26 20 May 1918 1320 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) C (DES) 3 Caix-Guillaucourt
27 20 May 1918 2030 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Fokker DR.I (DES) 4 SE of Albert
28 15 Jun 1918 2035 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) C (DES) SE of Guillaucourt
29 20 Jun 1918 1715 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Morlancourt
30 29 Jun 1918 1125 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Pfalz D.III (OOC) SE of Morlancourt
31 29 Jun 1918 2055 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Cayeux
32 01 Jul 1918 1910 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Fokker D.VII (DESF) SE of Bray
33 01 Jul 1918 1912 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Bray
34 01 Jul 1918 1945 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Foucaucourt
35 01 Jul 1918 1950 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Proyart
36 01 Jul 1918 1955 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Albatros D.V (DESF) SE of Lamotte
37 02 Jul 1918 2027 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Pfalz D.III (DES) Caix-Cayeux
38 03 Jul 1918 1915 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Pfalz D.III (DESF) SW of Villers-Brettoneaux
39 03 Jul 1918 1920 65 Sopwith Camel (D8118) Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Wiencourt

1 Shared with Capt O T Boyd, Lt Shirlaw, Lt J M McAlery, Lt Dunstan, Lt H A Taylor, Lt E H Wingfield, 2Lt C J Kennedy, 2Lt O C Godfrey
2 Shared with Lt Thomas Williams, Lt H J Spreadbury, 2Lt Maurice Newnham, 2Lt H E Browne, Lt W F Scott-Kerr
3 Shared with 2Lt H E Browne (C8278)
4 Shared with Lt Edward Eaton
 
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