LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Hubert Philip SOLOMON

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Unit: 33rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations, England, 20 October 1917, Aged 34 Years
Buried: Gainsborough General Cemetery, Lincolnshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Benjamin Henry and Rebecca Solomon (nee Shaperre), of Melbourne, Australia

During take-off for a night air raid defence on 20 October 1917, FE2b aircraft A5656, flown by Second Lieutenant Solomon and Second Lieutenant Harold Preston RFC, crashed and caught fire.  Second Lieutenant Solomon was killed and Second Lieutenant Preston was injured.

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 285858, 265882

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