With 70 Squadron, John Todd scored eighteen victories flying the Sopwith Camel in 1918. Post-war, he became a doctor and went to Livingstoniaas medical missionary. He was later awarded the MBE for his good work.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) John Todd, M.C. (formerly No. 70 Sqn.).
With four other officers he engaged ten enemy scouts, shooting down one; later, on the same day, he shot down another in flames. In addition to these, during the last two months he has shot down seven enemy machines. His gallantry in leading his flight into action against enemy patrols of superior numbers has been an inspiring example.
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) John Todd, R.A.F.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During recent operations he destroyed three enemy aircraft, forced one to land in our lines, and drove four down out of control. He did very fine work.