LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Hector Kingsley Portus TIDDY

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 2667 (Australian Army)
Born: Petersham NSW, September 1891
Enlisted in the Army: 1 February 1916
Unit: 7th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Proven East, France
Died: Aircraft Accident, France, 26 July 1917, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Husband of Doris K. Tiddy, of “Carrington,” Auburn Street, Granville, New South Wales, Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Sydney University War Memorial Carillon, Camperdown NSW
Remembered: Public School Teachers World War I Honour Roll, Sydney NSW
Remembered: Public School Teachers who Served Abroad World War I Honour Roll, Sydney NSW
Remembered: Hurstville War Memorial, Hurstville NSW

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

On 26 July 1917, Second Lieutenant Tiddy was killed in the crash of RE8 aircraft A3714 near the Aerodrome.  He was practicing landings and the aircraft was totally wrecked.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, TIDDY HECTOR KINGSLEY PORTUS
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Report AIR 1/849, 284439
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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