LEST WE FORGET 

Second Lieutenant Zavel Ephraim FREADMAN 

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Carlton VIC, October 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 23 December 1916
Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, Lincolnshire, 9 September 1917, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Jacob and Rachel Freadman. Native of Australia
Place of Association: Toorak VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Second Lieutenant Freadman died from a fractured skull while under pilot training when aircraft BE2e aircraft 4450 he was flying crashed.  He was on his first solo flight and took off and climbed to about 200 feet, did seven or eight flat circles to the right gradually losing height to about 100 feet when the aircraft dived into the ground.  Witnesses judged that the aircraft was out of control during the circles and the cause of the crash was unable to be determined.  The aircraft had been flown for about 30 minutes immediately before by Cadet Raymond Eric Sly 1042 AFC (Discharged: 7 August 1919) who was also on his first solo flight and reported no problems with the aircraft.

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, FREADMAN Z F

Bibliography:

Richards, E.J. (Edward John) Australian Airmen: History of the 4th Squadron, publisher unknown, c1919

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