George Temple Copeland Hadrill 1895-1964

George Hadrill

George Temple Copeland Hadrill son of George  and Lillian (maiden name  Copeland )Hadrill whom moved from England to Canada in 1876 where he accepted the post of  secretary for the Board of Trade from 1880-1924 in Montreal. They had 2 children: Doris Hadrill and George Copeland Temple Hadrill.

George Copeland Temple Hadrill , a chartered accountant was born September 16, 1895 in Montreal, Canada. Relocating back to England where he married twice, firstly to Dorothy Bryant  and later to Phyllis Mary. He  died in 1964 at  Arundel, W Sussex, England  at the aged of 69.

London Gazette


Seeing service during the first world war in 45 squadron RFC. We can follow his career from an article in the London Gazette dated 3 August  1915, telling of  George Copeland Temple Hadrill's promotion to 2nd lieutenant.



With further mention of his service in a Battle report stated:-

Sopwith Strutters may 9th 1917 from 45 Squadron RFC  

Out on patrol today as the activity in the air ramped up again after yesterday. A 5 strong flight was met by aircraft from Jasta 28 near Menin. 2nd Lieutenant James Johnstone & 2nd Class Air Mechanic George B Harries claimed an Albatros Scout but no losses were confirmed by the Germans.

During the same action, 2nd Lieutenant William Longley Mills and 2nd Class Air Mechanic J W Loughlin in Sopwith Strutter 7803 were shot down by Leutnant Emil Schaefer. Mills was killed in the crash. Loughlin was apparently thrown out of the aircraft but survived wounded.

Werner Voss

Sopwith Pup Crash

On the other side of things, Werner Voss from Jasta 2 had a good day. First he shot down Lieutenant Rowland Humphrey Coles and 2nd Lieutenant John Charles Day from 52 Squadron RFC in their BE2e (72090). Both were killed.

An hour later he shot down Lieutenant George Copland Temple Hadrill from 54 Squadron in Sopwith Pup A6174. He was taken prisoner. Then almost immediately he forced down 2nd Lieutenant Charles Arthur MacKenzie Furlonger and 2nd Lieutenant Charles William Lane from 22 Squadron RFC in FE2b 4991. They crash landed and were taken prisoner.




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