LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Leslie John PRIMROSE

Service No: 1312
Born: Ballarat VIC, 1890
Enlisted in the Army: 2 August 1915
Unit: No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, France, 4 June 1918, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Catenoy French National Cemetery, Catenoy, Picardie, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John William and C. E. Primrose, of 95, Paxton St., East Malvern, Victoria
Place of Association: Ballarat VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lieutenant Primrose, in SE5a aircraft C5441, was killed when he flew into the ground near Clermont during low flying and contour chasing practice.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, PRIMROSE LESLIE JOHN
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/969 page 335, 230710

Bibliography:

Bennett, J. (John William) Highest Traditions: the history of No. 2 Squadron RAAF, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995

© Copyright Highgate RSL. All rights reserved.