William Ernest Shields
  • Country: Canada
  • Rank: Captain
  • Service: Royal Flying Corps Royal Air Force
  • Units: 41
  • Victories: 24
  • Date Of Birth: October 15, 1892
  • Place of Birth: Lipton, Saskatchewan
  • Date Of Death: 1920

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

"A skilful and fearless officer who in three weeks destroyed five enemy aeroplanes." DFC citation, London Gazette, September 21, 1918

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar

"A brilliant and courageous pilot who has personally destroyed twenty enemy machines. Exhibiting entire disregard of personal danger, he never hesitates to engage the enemy, however superior in numbers, and never fails to inflict serious casualties. His fine fighting spirit and skilful leadership inspired all who served with him." DFC Bar citation, London Gazette, December 3, 1918