LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Henry George CARR

Service No: 2158
Born: Tumut NSW, May 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 24 July 1915
Unit: Training Depot, Australian Flying Corps, attached to No. 43 Training Squadron RFC, Chattis Hill
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 11 May 1918, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Hampshire
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Place of Association: Tumut NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Tumut All Saints’ Church World War I Roll of Honour, Tumut NSW

On 11 May 1918, Second Lieutenant Carr was killed in the crash of Avro Biplane C.619 at Chattis Hill Aerodrome, Stockbridge.   A witness reported that the aircraft appeared to be side-slipping out of stall turns, and when at about 200 feet, the aircraft turned on its back, the nose dropped and the aircraft spun into the ground.  The Court of Enquiry determined that the accident was due to the temporary loss of aircraft control close to the ground.  The Court was unable to determine whether this was due to pilot error or to a mechanical fault.

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, CARR H G
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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