Lieutenant Charles William SCOTT

Service No: 5198
Born: Malvern VIC, April 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 1 February 1916
Unit: No. 5 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, England, 28 August 1918, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Leighterton Church Cemetery, Leighterton, Gloucestershire,
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John McAdam Scott and Agnes Augusta Scott, of 70 Kent Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Place of Association: Ascot Vale VIC
Remembered: Panel 166, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 August 1918, Lieutenant Scott was killed in the crash of Avro 504K aircraft 8402 near Minchinhampton Aerodrome.  Flying in a north-easterly direction, Avro 8402 collided with Avro 9282 flown by Second Lieutenant Roy Lytton Cummings that was flying in a south-easterly direction at 90 degrees to 8402.  8402 turned to the left and the starboard wings came into contact, causing both machines to crash and both pilots were killed.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, SCOTT C W

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