LEST WE FORGET 

Air Mechanic First Class Malverne Brentnall RICH

Service No: 1285
Born: South Yarra VIC, June 1884
Enlisted in the Army: 27 October 1916
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot RAF
Died: Wounds, France, 1 October 1918, Aged 34 Years
Buried: Tincourt New British Cemetery, Tincourt, Picardie, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John James and Charlotte Hannah Rich, of 3, Taylor Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. Born at Prahran, Victoria
Place of Association: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 1 October 1918, Air Mechanic Rich was fatally wounded in action while detached to the 11th Field Artillery Brigade.  He had been previously detached to No. 3 Squadron AFC in the field.

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, RICH MALVERNE BRENTNALL
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Information Line 237973

Bibliography:

Cutlack, F.M. (Frederic Morley) The Australian Flying Corps in the Western and Eastern Theatres of War 1914-8, Angus and Robertson Ltd Sydney, 1941 – Appendix No. 4

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