LEST WE FORGET 

Lieutenant Edgar Thomas PHILIP

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Unit: 9th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Proven, Belgium
Died: Air Operations, Belgium, 18 June 1917, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Strand Military Cemetery, Hainault, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Katherine Philip, of “Glencairn,” Nagambie, Victoria, Australia, and the late John Philip
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a photographic reconnaissance mission on 18 June 1917, Second Lieutenant Philip (Observer) and Second Lieutenant Bevis Heppel Bean RFC (Pilot), flying RE8 aircraft A3255, went missing.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 49, 223983

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