LEST WE FORGET 

Lieutenant Arthur Sydney TALBOT

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 1551 (Australian Army)
Born: Sydney NSW, January 1890
Enlisted in the Army: 12 October 1914
Unit: 48th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 29 September 1917, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Rochford (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Essex
CWGC Additional Information: Son of the late Herbert Talbot, of Wanganui, New Zealand. Born at Sydney, New South Wales
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 August 1916, Lieutenant Talbot resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 29 September 1917, Lieutenant Talbot and Second Lieutenant Gordon Charles Malcolm RFC flying in Avro aircraft B3111 were killed in an aircraft accident.  B3111 collided with an aircraft flown by Second Lieutenant John Fernley Dick RFC and crashed in the north-east corner of the airfield.  Second Lieutenant Dick was not killed. Disobedience of orders is annotated on the casualty card.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, TALBOT ARTHUR SYDNEY
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Report AIR 1/10, 277615

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