Lieutenant Jack Stanley BRASELL 

Service No: 264
Born: Wanstead, Essex, June 1889
Enlisted in the Army: 22 July 1915
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Air Operations (No. 1 Squadron BE 12A aircraft), Palestine, 25 June 1917, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Ada Marion Brasell, of St. Mildred’s Court, Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Native of Wanstead, Essex, England
Place of Association: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 60, Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lieutenant Brasell was flying the only B.E.12.a (1) (a newly-arrived machine) in the squadron, in escort of a reconnaissance patrol near Tel el Sheria, when he was attacked by three Fokker scouts, shot through the head, and fell inside the enemy’s lines.

(1) BE12a aircraft A6322

Extract from 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 – Page 66

Lieutenant Brasell’s death was advised in a message dropped behind allied lines by an enemy aircraft.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, BRASELL J S
National Archives UK Casualty Card 265997, 31260


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