LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Granado Walter FOREMAN

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Poowong VIC, 31 January 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 12 February 1915
Unit: 22nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Izel-le-Hameau
Died: Air Operations, France, 14 July 1917, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter and Emma Louisa Foreman, of 12 Vautier Street, Elwood, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 24 October 1916, Second Lieutenant Foreman resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

Taking off on a reconnaissance patrol on 14 July 1917, Secord Lieutenant Foreman and Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrew Creasey RFC, flying FE2b aircraft A861, were killed when the engine failed at about 400 feet and the aircraft nose-dived into the ground.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, FOREMAN G W
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 90, 96157

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