LEST WE FORGET

Brevet Major George Hebden RALEIGH

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Commanding Officer, 4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, 1 December 1914-20 January 1915

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: 30 June 1878, Location unavailable
Unit: 4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at St Omer, France
Died: Aircraft Accident, Dunkirk, 20 January 1915, Aged 36 Years
Buried: Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Thorp Raleigh and Matilda Jane Raleigh, of Melbourne, Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Major Raleigh in the first Australian to be killed as the result of a military aircraft accident.

On 29 January 1915, Major Raleigh was killed in a flying accident.  No further details are given in the RFC Records.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 282235, 233354

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