LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Douglas Fraser MacKINTOSH

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Served under the name George Mathews

Service No: 442 (Australian Army)
Born: Yorkshire, England, September 1891
Unit: 55th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Enlisted in the Army: 21 August 1914
Died: Air Operations, France, 2 October 1917, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: (Served as Mathews). Son of the Rev. William Teesdale Mackintosh and Mrs. Ethel Lawrence Mackintosh, of 19, Davigdor Road, Hove, Sussex. On outbreak of war enlisted with the 1st Australian Contingent; was wounded at Gallipoli on 25th April, 1915
Place of Association: Melbourne VIC (location of enlistment)
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 1 August 1915, Lieutenant Mackintosh resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.  His Service Record does not provide any reason for service under the name George Mathews.

On 2 October 1917, Lieutenant Mackintosh (Observer) and Lieutenant William Reason Bishop RFC (Pilot) were killed when they were shot down in DH4 aircraft 7642 during an aerial battle with seven German aircraft over Ezel, France.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, MATHEWS GEORGE
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Report Line 178092

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