18th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
R. C. WHITESIDE SUB-LIEUT. ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION & ROYAL FLYING CORPS BORN 19TH JULY 1896 - KILLED IN ACTION 20TH DECEMBER 1916.
Reginald was the son of Rev. W.C. Whiteside M.A. and Laura Whiteside of 19 Arnacu Road, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand. He lived at at 'Rose Bank' South Benfleet, Essex.
He was shot down by Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen, famously known as the Red Baron. His plane, an F.E.2b, was the 14th aircraft out of the 80 the Baron shot down during the war.
Reginald is commemorated at Arras Flying Services Memorial.
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