Second Lieutenant Roy Lytton CUMMINGS

Service No: 5561
Born: Sydney NSW, December 1893
Enlisted in the Army: 18 August 1915
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 Dr. Harold L. and Marcia Cummings, of “Dunesbin,” Thirroul, New South Wales. Born at Sydney
Place of Association: Franklin TAS (father’s residence at time of enlistment)
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 August 1918, Second Lieutenant Cummings was killed in the crash of Avro 504K aircraft 9282 near Minchinhampton Aerodrome.  Flying in a south-easterly direction, Avro 9282 collided with Avro 8402 flown by Lieutenant Charles William Scott that was flying in a north-easterly direction at 90 degrees to 9282.  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, CUMMINGS R L

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