LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Roy Walter MOURITZEN

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: York WA, 7 April 1897
Unit: No. 37 (Home Defence) Squadron, Woodham Mortimer, Essex
Died: Aircraft Accident (Sopwith 2 Seater A8305), Maldon, Essex, 5 June 1917, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Stow Maries (Saints Mary and Margaret) Churchyard, Essex
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Other Corps, Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 5 June 1917, Second Lieutenant Mouritzen was killed while flying solo in Sopwith A8305, when, following a downwind landing, he took off and banked to avoid a marquee and collided with a caravan.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK Casualty Cards 2180809, 280810

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