Wing Commander Claude Alward Ridley

Died aged c. 45

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Wing Commander Claude Alward Ridley (1897-1942) Born at Mere Knolls House, Sunderland. As a 2nd Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps in 1915 as a pilot. He was awarded the Military Cross for action against Zeppelin raids & the Distinguished Service Order for conspicuous gallantry and resource in the execution of a special mission behind enemy lines.

Mere Knolls House, Seaburn, Sunderland, United Kingdom where they was born (1897)