LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Raynes Lord Charles ROYLE

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 58403 (Australian Army)
Born: Randwick NSW, 30 November 1889
Enlisted in the Army: 6 November 1916
Unit: 7th Squadron RAF, based at Stasegem, Belgium
Died: Aircraft Accident, Belgium, 8 November 1918, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Kezelberg Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles John and Emily Bethia Royle, of “Redwood”, Johnston St., Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Killara Soldiers’ Memorial, Killara NSW
Remembered: Sydney Church of England Grammar School World War I Roll of Honour, Northbridge NSW

On 12 October 1917, Second Lieutenant Royle resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 8 November 1918, Second Lieutenant Royle (Pilot) and Second Lieutenant Phillip Edward Buckingham RAF (Observer) flying in an RE8 aircraft were killed in an aircraft accident. No other details are provided in the RAF Records.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, ROYLE RAINES LORD CHARLES
National Archives UK Casualty Card 284335
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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