LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Samuel Leslie John BRAMLEY

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 68 (Australian Army)
Born: Romsey VIC, May 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 21 February 1916
Unit: 57th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (based at Boisdinghem, France)
Died: Air Operations, Ledegem, Belgium, 23 September 1917, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry and Elizabeth Bramley, of “Lester”, 173 Ormond Road, Elwood, Melbourne, Australia.
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 March 1917, Second Lieutenant Bramley resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 23 September 1917, Second Lieutenant Bramley (Pilot) and Second Lieutenant John Matthew De Lacey RFC (Observer), flying DH4 aircraft A7643, were shot down in flames near Ledegem, Belgium.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, BRAMLEY S L J
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 270, 30951

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