LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant John HAY

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Double Bay NSW, Date unavailable
Unit: 40th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Treizennes, France
Died: Air Operations, France, 23 January 1917, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Isabella Hay, of Sydney, New South Wales
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 23 January 1917, Second Lieutenant Hay, flying FE8 aircraft 6388, was shot down near Lens during combat with five opposing aircraft.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/967 page 162, 125712

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