LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Jack Henry WEINGARTH

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Sydney NSW, July 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 22 January 1917
Unit: No. 5 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, Minchinhampton, 4 February 1919, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Leighterton Church Cemetery, Leighterton, Gloucestershire,
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John L. and Gertrude Weingarth, of 10 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Place of Association: Darling Point NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Double Bay War Memorial, Double Bay NSW

Lieutenant Weingarth was a graduate of the first course at the New South Wales Aviation School at Richmond in 1917.

Lieutenant Weingarth, was transferred from No. 4 Squadron to Home Establishment (No. 5 Training Squadron AFC) in August 1918 and killed in a flying accident at Minchinhampton Aerodrome on 4 February 1919.  Lieutenant Weingarth was instructing Lieutenant William Henry Millard (Discharged: 24 July 1919) in Avro E.9310 when the aircraft crashed during a high angle turn.  The Court of Enquiry concluded that there was insufficient speed through the turn and that the shortage of fuel inhibited the use of the engine to ameliorate the situation.  Lieutenant Millard was seriously injured.

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, WEINGARTH JACK HENRY
Parnell, N. M. (Neville M.) Flypast: a record of Aviation in Australia, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1988 – Page 25
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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