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South-Western Area Personnel


[Aug/Sep 1918 | Oct 1918 | Nov 1918 | Feb 1919 | Mar 1919 | May 1919 | Jun 1919 | Jul 1919 | Aug 1919 | Sep 1919]

Prior to 8 May 1918, this Command was designated No 2 Area and personnel whose appointment date pre-dates 8 May also served on the staff of that Area

August/September 1918

Address Controlled
Chafyn Grove, Salisbury School, Salisbury, Wiltshire

All units in the following counties: -

Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Glamorganshire, Hampshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset.

Also the following stations in Sussex: -

Polegate, Newhaven, Telscombe Cliff and Slindon

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Maj-Gen M E F Kerr  1 Apr 1918 General Officer Commanding, CB, MVO
Act Brig-Gen (Lt Col) A L Godman  1 Apr 1918 Brigadier-General (Administration), DSO; later A/Cdre
Col D G Connor 18 May 1918 Colonel (Equipment)
Act Lt Col (Maj) E R L Corballis  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class, DSO
Lt Col F R Drake  3 May 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class
Act Lt Col (Maj) C E Lawder  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class
Act Lt Col (Maj) C M Murphy 11 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class
Act Lt Col (Maj) G S Peacock  6 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class
Act Lt Col (Maj) A C Winter 10 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class
Lt Col H Campbell  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class, DSO
Maj C R Andrews 13 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) H J Lister 23 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Maj A Gray 20 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class, later AVM
Act Maj (Capt) W W Higgin  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) R MacPhail 17 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Maj C O F Modin  5 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class, DSC; later A/Cdre
Act Maj (Capt) E W Simpson 13 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) H St G Smallwood  4 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) E P Stapleton  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Capt J Andrews  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) H W Eaton  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Capt H de B C Garfit 11 May 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) A W Chapman 14 May 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) B K O Matthews 18 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Capt G H L Sweet 21 May 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (2 Lt) H J Taplin 13 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) L Tunks  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Capt F J Wise  9 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class

Source - August, September 1918 Air Force List

October 1918

There were the following changes: -

Leaving

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Maj (Capt) H St G Smallwood  4 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class

Arriving

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Maj (Capt) H F A Gordon  9 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) P Laing 20 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Capt (Lt) R H Spencer  5 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Capt J Williams  4 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class

Source - October 1918 Air Force List

November 1918

There were the following changes: -

Leaving

Rank Name Notes
Maj-Gen M E F Kerr General Officer Commanding, CB, MVO
Act Lt Col (Maj) C E Lawder Staff Officer 1st Class
Maj C O F Modin Staff Officer 2nd Class, DSC; later A/Cdre
Act Maj (Capt) R MacPhail Staff Officer 2nd Class
Capt J Andrews Staff Officer 3rd Class

Arriving

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Maj-Gen (Col) P W Game 14 Oct 1918 General Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM replaced Maj-Gen M E F Kerr

Source - November 1918 Air Force List

February 1919

There were the following changes: -

Leaving

Rank Name Notes
Act Lt Col (Maj) C M Murphy Staff Officer 1st Class
Act Lt Col (Maj) G S Peacock Staff Officer 1st Class
Capt H de B C Garfit Staff Officer 3rd Class
Capt J Williams Staff Officer 3rd Class

Arriving

Rank Name Date Notes
Lt Col H Campbell 31 Oct 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class from SO 2nd Class, DSO
Lt Col R H Mornement  1 Apr 1918 Area Assistant Medical Administrator*, OBE
Maj A  W Iredall  1 Apr 1918 Deputy Area Assistant Medical Administrator*
Act Capt L B Nicholls  1 Apr 1918 Medical Administration Officer*
Act Maj (Capt) G H L Sweet 21 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class from SO 3rd Class
Act Maj (Lt) L Tunks 21 Aug1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class from SO 3rd Class
Act Maj (Capt) F J Wise 21Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class from SO 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) E F Colman 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) C B Godfrey 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) A Graham 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) G W Rogers  1 Jan 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Capt R Whitaker  6 Jan 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class

* Medical Administration personnel appear to have been in post before this AFL but not listed previously

Source - February 1919 Air Force List

March 1919

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Maj-Gen (Col) C A H Longcroft 14 Oct 1918 General Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM replaced Maj-Gen P W Game
Act Brig-Gen (Lt Col) A L Godman  1 Apr 1918 Brigadier-General (Administration), DSO; later A/Cdre
Col D G Connor 18 May 1918 Colonel (Equipment)
Lt Col R H Mornement  1 Apr 1918 Principal Medical Officer*, OBE
Maj A  W Iredall  1 Apr 1918 Deputy Principal Medical Officer*
Act Capt L B Nicholls  1 Apr 1918 Medical Administration Officer*
Act Lt Col (Maj) E R L Corballis  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class, DSO
Lt Col F R Drake  3 May 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class
Act Lt Col (Maj) A C Winter 10 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class
Lt Col H Campbell 31 Oct 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class, DSO
Lt Col J W Cruikshank  3 Feb 1919 Staff Officer 1st Class
Act Maj (Capt) H F A Gordon  9 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Maj A Gray 20 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class, later AVM
Act Maj (Capt) E W Simpson 13 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) E P Stapleton  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) H J Lister 23 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) P Laing 20 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) G H L Sweet 21 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Lt) L Tunks 21 Aug1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Maj (Capt) F J Wise 21Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Capt (Lt) H W Eaton  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) B K O Matthews 18 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) E F Colman 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) C B Godfrey 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) A Graham 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) G W Rogers  1 Jan 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Capt R Whitaker  6 Jan 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) K A Smith 22 Jan 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class

Source - March 1919 Air Force List

May 1919

There were the following changes: -

Leaving

Rank Name Date Notes
Maj A  W Iredall  1 Apr 1918 Deputy Principal Medical Officer*
Lt Col J W Cruikshank  3 Feb 1919 Staff Officer 1st Class

Arriving

Rank Name Date Notes
Capt H M S Turner  1 Oct 1918 Deputy Principal Medical Officer, MBE

In this edition of the AFL, officers appear to have reverted to their substantive ranks and may have relinquished their acting ranks

Source - May 1919 Air Force List

June 1919

There were the following changes: -

Leaving

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Maj (Capt) P Laing 20 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Capt (Lt) H W Eaton  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) E F Colman 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class

Source - July 1919 Air Force List

July 1919

There were the following changes: -

Leaving

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Lt Col (Maj) A C Winter 10 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class
Act Maj (Capt) G H L Sweet 21 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Act Capt (Lt) B K O Matthews 18 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Act Capt (Lt) G W Rogers  1 Jan 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class

Arriving

Rank Name Date Notes
Maj G F H Faithfull 10 Jun 1919 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Capt J Williams xx xxx 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class

Source - June 1919 Air Force List

August 1919

This was the month in which the RAF introduced its own rank structure, this being reflected in this listing

Rank Name Date Notes
A/Cdre C A H Longcroft 14 Oct 1918 Air Officer Commanding, CMG, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr A L Godman  1 Apr 1918 Wing Commander (Administration), CMG, DSO; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr D G Connor 18 May 1918 Wing Commander (Equipment), OBE
Wg Cdr F R Drake  3 May 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class, CBE
Wg Cdr H Campbell 31 Oct 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class, DSO
Flt Lt E R L Corballis  1 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 1st Class, DSO
Sqn Ldr H F A Gordon  9 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Sqn Ldr A Gray 20 May 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class, later AVM
Sqn Ldr G F H Faithfull 10 Jun 1919 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Sqn Ldr R C Lane 31 Jul 1919 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Flt Lt E W Simpson 13 Apr 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Flt Lt G H A Hawkins 22 Jul 1919 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Flt Lt H J Lister 23 Jun 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Flt Lt F J Wise 21Aug 1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Fg Off L Tunks 21 Aug1918 Staff Officer 2nd Class
Flt Lt R Whitaker  6 Jan 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Flt Lt J Williams  4 Aug 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Fg Off C B Godfrey 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Fg Off A Graham 24 Aug 1918 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Fg Off K A Smith 22 Jan 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class
Wg Cdr R H Mornement  1 Apr 1918 Principal Medical Officer*, OBE
Flt Lt (Act Maj) H M S Turner  1 Oct 1918 Deputy Principal Medical Officer, MBE
Fg Off L B Nicholls  1 Apr 1918 Medical Administration Officer*

Source - August 1919 Air Force List

September 1919

There were the following changes: -

Leaving

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr H Campbell Staff Officer 1st Class, DSO
Sqn Ldr R C Lane Staff Officer 2nd Class
Flt Lt R Whitaker Staff Officer 3rd Class
Flt Lt (Act Maj) H M S Turner Deputy Principal Medical Officer, MBE

Arriving

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off C E Hodgson 15 Aug 1919 Staff Officer 3rd Class

Source - September 1919 Air Force List

South-Western Area was absorbed into Southern Area on 20 September 1919

 

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