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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
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- Robert Naylor Treadwell -


Robert Naylor Treadwell, Northwood

Lieutenant (Pilot) Robert Naylor Treadwell, MC, Royal Flying Corps

CWGC record ...

Further information

Name appears on Northwood War Memorial and the identical Memorials at Gurnard and Marks Corner

Robert Naylor Treadwell came from Northwood, Isle of Wight.

Treadwell was shot down and badly wounded in his back on the 11th August 1917, and died on the 9th September 1917. He served with the 9th Bn Essex Regiment, before joining 22 Sqn RFC where he flew F.2b aircraft.

Information provided by John Bloodworth

The London Gazette of 8 January 1918 gives the citation for his Military Cross :

T./2nd Lt. Robert Naylor Treadwell, Gen. List R.F.C,

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although very severely wounded during a combat, he succeeded in bringing back his machine against a very strong wind to his aerodrome, saving both machine and observer by his great pluck and determination. When lifted out of his machine he was utterly exhausted. He has been concerned in many successful patrols and bomb raids, showing on all occasions conspicuous dash and devotion to duty.


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