Second Lieutenant Sydney Bolton CRAGG

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Melbourne VIC, 5 December 1890
Unit: 25th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (based at Boisdinghem, France)
Died: Aircraft Accident, near Le Crotoy, 9 November 1917, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Le Crotoy Communal Cemetery, Somme, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Anderson Cragg, of 18 Findon Street, Kew, Melbourne, Australia.
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 November 1917, Second Lieutenant Cragg (Pilot) was killed when DH4 aircraft A7543 nose-dived from 100 feet onto the beach at Le Crotoy.  The aircraft had been involved in a forced landing at Compiegne on the previous day. Second Lieutenant Gerald Dixon RFC (Observer) was injured in the crash at Le Crotoy.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Library of Australia: Trove
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 380, 63026

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