Diamond War Memorial Project

Lieutenant Maurice Graham English

202nd Squadron, 61st Wing, Royal Air Force (formerly Royal Naval Air Service). Regimental Number ----
Born: ---- Died: 1918-07-16 Aged: 20 Enlisted: ------

Interred in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Nieuwpoort, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Second son of John Graham and Ellen Jane English, 5, Marlborough Street, Londonderry.

An old Foyle College boy - and member of First Derry Presbyterian Church - Lieutenant English joined the Royal Naval Air Service early in 1916 from Brown's Engineering Works, and was gazetted to a commission as observer in 1917. Shortly before his disappearance, he was wounded when engaged in highly dangerous photographic work over Ostend.

The name of Maurice English was among a list of Great War dead, associated with Foyle College, Londonderry, read aloud during that College's annual prize giving ceremony, held on Thursday, December 19, 1918.

Nellie English, 5, Marlborough Street, signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.