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Mottershead, Sgt. Thomas b. January 17, 1892 d. January 12, 1917 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Widnes, Lancashire, he served as a Sergeant pilot in the Royal Flying Corps, British Army. On January 7, 1917 near Polegsteert Wood, Belgium, Sergeant Mottershead was on patrol in a FE-2d plane with an observer, when he was engaged in combat by two German Albatros D.III planes. The observer managed to hit one plane and put it out of the action. The second Albatros plane hit Sergeant Mottershead's aircraft, with the petrol tank being pierced and the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: III.A.126.