LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Morton ALLPORT

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Unit: 70th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (based at Fienvillers, France)
Died: Air Operations, France, 10 November 1916, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cecil and Annie Allport, of Hobart, Tasmania
Remembered: Arras Flying Services Memorial, France
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While on an offensive patrol on 10 November 1916, Sopwith Two Seater aircraft A885 broke-up in the air during aerial combat south-west of Bois D’Havrincourt.  Second Lieutenant Allport and Lieutenant Trevor Mountray Bennet MC RFC were reported missing.  Lieutenant Bennet’s remains were recovered and are buried in the Hermies Hill British Cemetery Pas-de-Calais, France.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/967 page 116, 393

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