LEST WE FORGET

Wing Commander Richard Graham BLOMFIELD DSO

Commanding Officer, No. 56 Squadron (RAF), 1916

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 1043
Born: Sydney NSW, 7 December 1890
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: Unavailable
Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Died: Self-Inflicted Injury, Farnborough, 16 March 1940, Aged 50 Years
Buried: Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Andrew Gibson Blomfield and Edith Helen Richardson Blomfield
Roll of Honour: Unknown

His biography is available on No.56 Squadron Website.

On 16 March 1940, Wing Commander Blomfield was found gassed at his home at Farnborough, Hampshire.

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Cutlack, F.M. (Frederic Morley) The Australian Flying Corps in the Western and Eastern Theatres of War 1914-8, Angus and Robertson Ltd Sydney, 1941
RAF Commands Website