Whittall, Noel Charles

War Service:
Second Lieutenant NOEL CHARLES WHITTALL was killed on September 12th 1917, aged 22, while serving with 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps.
After seeing active service with the 7th battalion Royal Fusiliers on the Western front for twelve months, he transferred to the R.F.C.in July 1916. After completing his training he returned to the front on August 14th 1917. Earlier in September 1917 he encountered four German airplanes, and after firing 200 rounds of ammunition, succeeded in bringing down one and dispersing the remainder.

He is buried and remembered in Lissenthoek Military Cemetery near Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at St Andrews Church, Catford and St Dunstan's College Catford.

St. Dunstan's College, Catford. At the age of 17 he began work with Elliott Brothers, Ltd., electrical engineers, of Lewisham, remaining there until taking a commission in June, 1915.

The Times 29 September 1917

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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