Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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John Dolben Mackworth

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John Dolben Mackworth (1887-1939). Early aviator.

1887 Born in Glen Usk, Mon.

The following appeared in the London Gazette issued on the 30th March 1915:— Lieut, (temporary Capt.) J. D. Mackworth, R. W. Surrey Regt., to be temporary Major whilst employed as a Squadron-Commander, Naval Wing, Royal Flying Corps. March 18th. [1]

2007. An important Great War C.B.E. group of five medals awarded to Wing Captain J. D. Mackworth, Royal Naval Air Service, late Royal West Surrey Regiment, a 1912-vintage aircraft and airship pilot of the Military and Naval Wings of the fledgling R.F.C., who went on to command the first ever kite-balloon ship fitted out by any Navy - off Gallipoli - pioneering work that resulted in him being recommended for a D.S.O.: indeed it was Mackworth who suggested to his seniors that a balloon could be flown successfully from a ship in the first place. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) Commander’s 1st type neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; 1914 Star, with clasp (Flt. Commr., R.N.A.S.); British War and Victory Medals (Wg. Capt., R.N.A.S.); French Legion of Honour, Officer’s breast badge, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, this last with one chipped arm, otherwise good very fine and better (5) £4000-5000 [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Flight magazine of 9th April 1915
  2. DNW [1]