LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Eric Craven JOWETT

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: East St Kilda VIC, Date unavailable
Unit: 4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Died: Air Operations, France, 9 July 1916, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edmund and Annette R. Jowett, of Manningham, Toorak, Melbourne, Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a photographic reconnaissance mission on 9 July 1916, Lieutenant Jowett (Pilot) and Corporal R Johnstone RFC (2465) (Photographer), flying BE2c aircraft 5765, were shot down.  The aircraft went into a nose-dive and crashed near Miraumont.  Corporal Johnstone survived the action.

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, 153556

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