LEST WE FORGET

Cadet Edward Jabez Cooper TREADWELL

Service No: 959
Born: Ascot Vale VIC, March 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 17 October 1916
Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries, England, 20 September 1917, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Tilstock (Christ Church) Churchyard Extension, Shropshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Cooper Treadwell, of 32, York Street, St. Kilda, Victoria, and the late Mary Jane Treadwell
Place of Association: St Kilda VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At Tern Hill Aerodrome on 20 September 1917, Cadet Treadwell, while alighting from Sopwith aircraft 6945, was struck and fatally injured by the still turning propeller.  Cadet Lawrence Benjamin, Australian Flying Corps, also flew on the sortie.

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, TREADWELL EDWARD JABEZ COOPER

Bibliography:

Richards, E.J. (Edward John) Australian Airmen: History of the 4th Squadron, publisher unknown, c1919

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