LEST WE FORGET

Captain Lancelot Lytton RICHARDSON MC

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 66 (Australian Army)
Born: Young NSW, September 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 24 September 1914
Unit: 25th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Auchel, France
Awarded the Military Cross (MC)
Died: Air Operations, France, 13 April 1917, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Brother of Mr. W. S. P. Richardson, of Bereen, Barraba, New South Wales
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Barraba and District War Memorial, Barraba NSW

The NAA Record shows Lynton vice Lytton.  Lytton is the name shown on his enlistment document.

On 27 December 1915, Captain Richardson resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army. He is an Australian Air Ace credited with 7 victories.

While returning from a bombing raid on Heinin Lietard, France, on 13 April 1917, Captain Richardson (Pilot) and Second Lieutenant Douglas Charles Wollen RFC (Observer), flying FE2d aircraft A6372, were believed to have been shot down by heavy artillery.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, RICHARDSON LANCELOT LYNTON
National Archives UK Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 148, 238680
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

Garrisson, A.D.J. (Arthur Dean John) (O350) Australian Fighter Aces 1914-1953, Air Power Studies Centre Fairbairn ACT 2600, 1999

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