LEST WE FORGET

Major Arthur Holroyd O’HARA WOOD

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Commanding Officer No. 46 Squadron RAF, 1918

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Melbourne VIC, 10 January 1890
Unit: No. 46 Squadron RAF
Died: Injuries from an Air Operations, France, 4 October 1918, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, Somme, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Catherine Compton O’Hara Wood, of “Crest Hill,” Lansdowne Road, East St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, and the late John James O’Hara Wood
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While on patrol over St Quentin on 4 October 1918, Major O’Hara Wood flying Sopwith Camel D6519 was fatally injured in an aerial collision with Sopwith Camel aircraft H7771 at 14,000 feet.  The pilot of H7771 was Second Lieutenant Lorne Lamont Saunders RAF (from Canada) who was also killed.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book 1/969 page 334, 212700

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
Richards, E.J. (Edward John) Australian Airmen: History of the 4th Squadron, publisher unknown, c1919

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