LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Charles William SCOTT

Service No: 5198
Born: Malvern VIC, April 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 1 February 1916
Unit: No. 5 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, England, 28 August 1918, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Leighterton Church Cemetery, Leighterton, Gloucestershire,
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John McAdam Scott and Agnes Augusta Scott, of 70 Kent Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Place of Association: Ascot Vale VIC
Remembered: Panel 166, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 August 1918, Lieutenant Scott was killed in the crash of Avro 504K aircraft 8402 near Minchinhampton Aerodrome.  Flying in a north-easterly direction, Avro 8402 collided with Avro 9282 flown by Second Lieutenant Roy Lytton Cummings that was flying in a south-easterly direction at 90 degrees to 8402.  8402 turned to the left and the starboard wings came into contact, causing both machines to crash and both pilots were killed.

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, SCOTT C W

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