LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Athol Gladwyn ADAMS

Service No: 619
Born: South Yarra VIC, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the Army: 17 August 1914
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, Aboukir, Egypt, 19 February 1917, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander James Adams and Adah Emilie Sherwood (his wife), of The Commercial Bank of Australia, Ltd., 337-339, Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Place of Association: South Yarra VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 February 1917, Lieutenant Adams (Observer), flying in Avro aircraft 7989, was fatally injured when the engine failed and the aircraft nose-dived into the ground at Aboukir.  Lieutenant George Charles Henry Culley RFC (Pilot) was injured.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, ADAMS A G
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 26524, 683

Bibliography:

Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) One Man’s War: Aircraft Mechanic Joe Bull’s Personal Diaries 1916-9, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997
Roberts, E.G.  (Eric Glendower) (250197) Box Kites and Beyond, The Hawthorn Press Melbourne VIC 3000, 1976
Sutherland, L. W. (Leslie) Aces and Kings, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1935
Williams, Sir R. (Richard) (1) These are Facts: the Autobiography of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO, Australian War Memorial and Australian Government Publishing Service, 1977 – Chapters 3-9

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