LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Sydney Charles FRY

Service No: 1704
Born: Maitland NSW, September 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 18 July 1915
Unit: No. 8 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, England, 24 August 1918, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Leighterton Church Cemetery, Leighterton, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry William and Alice Fry. Born at West Maitland, New South Wales
Place of Association: West Maitland NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Maitland and District Honour Roll, Maitland NSW
Remembered: Maitland Citizens’ Memorial, Maitland NSW

On 24 August 1918, Second Lieutenant Fry flying Sopwith Camel aircraft C108 was killed in an aircraft accident at Leighterton. The engine choked and the aircraft stalled during a turn over the airfield and the aircraft was unable to be recovered.

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, FRY C S
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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