LEST WE FORGET 

Lieutenant Edward Clement RENNIE

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: Not Assigned
Unit: No. 17 Squadron RAF, based at Mikra Bay, Greece
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, Greece, 16 June 1918, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Edward and Hester Evangeline Rennie, of 159 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Double Bay War Memorial, Double Bay NSW

On 14 June 1918, Lieutenant Rennie (Observer) and Lieutenant Seba Walter Sparks RFC (Pilot) were fatally injured when the Armstrong Whitworth FK8 aircraft in which they were flying slide-slipped and nose-dived into the ground shortly after taking-off into a strong wind.  Lieutenant Rennie died two days later.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/2183, 237068
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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