Lieutenant Frank Gartside-Tippinge

Lieutenant Frank Gartside-Tippinge, 19 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps He was killed in action, aged 22, on 6th November 1917 and is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, Arras, France. He was the son of Vernon and Annie Gartside Tippinge of Berrywell, Duns, Berwickshire. It is believed he crashed near Passchendaele, Ypres and was the 21st and final victory for the German ace Lt Hans Ritter von Adam.  He in turn was killed in action in his Fokker D.V. on 15th November when he was shot down by Captain Kenneth Montgomery of 45 Squadron R.F.C. 19 Squadron flew the Spad V11 before replacing them with Sopwith Dolphins in late November 1917. ( The colour photograph is of a modern replica )

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