LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Harold Gordon CORNELL 

Service No: 715
Born: Richmond VIC, 1891
Enlisted in the Army: 15 August 1916
Unit: No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, Dernancourt, France, 11 December 1917, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sarah Angwin (formerly Cornell), and the late George Cornell; husband of Jessie Millicent Cornell, of Lindisfarne, Tasmania. Native of Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Place of Association: Ballarat VIC
Remembered: Panel 187, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Second Lieutenant Cornell was killed at Baizieux when DH5 aircraft A9324 stalled during a flat turn and nose-dived into the ground from 500 feet during an air test.

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, CORNELL H G
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 440, 60497

Bibliography:

Bennett, J. (John William) Highest Traditions: the history of No. 2 Squadron RAAF, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995

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