LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic Second Class Robert LAUCHLAND

Service No: 1200
Born: Walsall, Staffordshire, July 1893
Enlisted in the Army: 18 March 1916
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot RFC
Died: Wounds, Belgium, 16 November 1917, Aged 25 Years
Buried: The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Lauchland, of Karilpa Street, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Walsall, England
Place of Association: West End QLD
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 15 September 1917, Air Mechanic Lauchland was attached to No. 4 Squadron from No. 1 Aircraft Depot RFC pending the Squadron’s arrival in France.  On 16 November 1917, he was wounded and subsequently died.  He was attached to No. 68 Squadron RFC (No. 2 Squadron AFC) at the time of his death.

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, LAUCHLAND ROBERT
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Line 164004

Bibliography:

Cutlack, F.M. (Frederic Morley) The Australian Flying Corps in the Western and Eastern Theatres of War 1914-8, Angus and Robertson Ltd Sydney, 1941 – Appendix No. 4

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