LEST WE FORGET
Captain Bert JAMES
From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force
Service No: Not Assigned
Unit: No. 63 Training Squadron RAF
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 7 May 1918, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Beeston Regis (All Saints) Churchyard, Norfolk
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Emily James. Born in South Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Volume 8 of the Official History records that Captain James came from Grange SA.
On 7 May 1918, Captain James, flying Avro aircraft B8707 along with Second Lieutenant Gordon Nash RAF were killed in a mid-air collision with Avro aircraft C4477 at 2,000 feet during aerial combat practice. C4477 was flown by Second Lieutenant John Gordon Ward RAF who was also killed.
Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 275413, 146661