Lieutenant George Leake Cecil CLIFTON

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 4855 (Australian Army)
Born: Perth WA, April 1896
Enlisted in the Army: 13 April 1915
Unit: 2nd Aircraft Depot, Royal Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, France, 22 July 1917, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Cecil and Rose Louisa Clifton, of Perth, Western Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 24 February 1917, Lieutenant Clifton resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 22 July 1917, Lieutenant Clifton was killed in an aircraft accident in France. No further details of the accident are given in the extracts from the Casualty Book and Casualty Card.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, CLIFTON G L C
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 106, 54029

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