LEST WE FORGET 

Second Lieutenant Alan Charles NUTTER

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 9939 (Australian Army)
Born: Killara NSW, September 1896
Enlisted in the Army: 21 March 1916
Unit: 40th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Bruay, France
Died: Aircraft Accident, France, 15 September 1917, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Howard and Gertrude Clara Nutter, of “Rhosmor,” Springdale Road, Killara, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Killara Soldiers’ Memorial, Killara NSW

On 26 January 1917, Second Lieutenant Nutter resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

During an engine test on 15 September 1917, Second Lieutenant Nutter, flying Nieuport 23 aircraft B1578, spun into the ground from 2,000 feet near the Squadron’s Advanced Landing Ground.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, NUTTER ALAN CHARLES
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 235, 211640
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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