LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Ian Mackay DEMPSTER

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Birth Registered: Beverley WA, 1898
Unit: 52nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (Based at Bonneuil-en-Valois, France)
Died: Air Operations, France, 25 February 1918, Aged 20 Years
Buried: St. Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of the late James Pratt Dempster, J.P. and of Caroline Charlotte Dempster. Born at Addington, Western Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 25 February 1918, Second Lieutenant Dempster (Observer) and Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Richard Thomas Marsh RFC (Pilot) flying RE8 aircraft B2293 went missing during an artillery patrol.  Second Lieutenant Marsh was taken Prisoner of War and was repatriated on 13 December 1918.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/969 page 14, 74585

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