LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Anthony Steel CALDWELL

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Unit: 15th Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 4 May 1917, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Doncaster (Hyde Park) Cemetery, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Steel Caldwell and Lillian Caldwell, of “Eurabba,” Young, New South Wales Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Bribbaree War Memorial, Bribbaree NSW

On 4 May 1917, Second Lieutenant Caldwell (Supernumerary), along with Second Lieutenant Cyril Harvey Trollope RFC (Pilot), was killed at Doncaster in a flying accident in RE8 aircraft A4192.  The crash occurred when the pilot attempted to turn back while downwind at 150-200 feet with a failing engine, and the aircraft side-slipped and did a spinning nosedive into the ground.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card, 266900, 42637
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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