LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Frank Alexander BUTTERWORTH MM

Service No: 1249
Born: Hay NSW, April 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 5 August 1915
Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Awarded the Military Medal (MM)
Died: Aircraft Accident, France, 16 October 1918, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Aire Communal Cemetery, Aire-sur-la-Lys, Nord Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Godfrey Butterworth and Jane Fraser Butterworth, of Pine Street, Hay, New South Wales
Place of Association: Hay NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Hay War Memorial High School, Hay NSW

While doing a practice flight over the aerodrome on October 16, Lieutenant F A Butterworth MM, got into difficulties whilst piloting a Camel (1), and spun into the ground, with fatal results. His remains were interred at Aire the following day.

(1) Sopwith Camel aircraft E7238

Extract from Richards, E.J. (Edward John) Australian Airmen: History of the 4th Squadron, publisher unknown, c1919 – Page 34

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, BUTTERWORTH F A
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/969 page 372, 41777
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

Richards, E.J. (Edward John) Australian Airmen: History of the 4th Squadron, publisher unknown, c1919

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