LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Eric Duncan GRANT 

Service No: 31447
Born: London, England, April 1897
Enlisted in the Army: 2 October 1916
Unit: No. 6 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 4 April 1918, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, London
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Place of Association: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 April 1918, Lieutenant Grant was killed in the crash of Sopwith Camel B.9248 at Minchinhampton.  The Court of Enquiry determined that Lieutenant Grant, while flying at about 100 feet, attempted a half roll to the right and lost control of the aircraft and that there was no evidence to prove that the machine was faulty.

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, GRANT E D

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