LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Alfred Walter PEACOCK

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 179 (Australian Army)
Born: Melbourne VIC, February 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 18 August 1914
Unit: 24th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Baizieux
Died: Aircraft Accident, France, 9 September 1917, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
CWGC Additional Information: (Formerly Australian Imperial Force). Son of Ernest Richard and Kathrine Peacock (nee Maybee), of “Pax” 86 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 April 1915, Second Lieutenant Peacock resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

During an engine temperature test on 9 September 1917, DH5 aircraft A9166 flown by Second Lieutenant Peacock, went into a spinning nose-dive at 2,000 feet and crashed near the Squadron’s Aerodrome.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, PEACOCK ALFRED WALTER
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 221, 220311

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