LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Edwin Herbert WESTMORELAND

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: Not Assigned
Unit: No. 44 Training Depot Station, Oxford
Died: Aircraft Accident, Oxfordshire, 20 August 1918, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of C. E and A. A. Westmoreland; husband of Dorothea Westmoreland, of Johannesburg, Transvaal. Born at Melbourne, Australia. Came from Johannesburg to serve
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During aerial combat practice on 20 August 1918, Lieutenant Westmoreland flying BF aircraft B826 collided with BF aircraft C759 flown by Second Lieutenant Joseph Packer RAF and both pilots were killed.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 288869, 303056

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