Second Lieutenant Robert Alexander DUNN

Service No: 38034
Born: Nurmukah VIC, 3 February 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 29 March 1917
Unit: No. 8 (Training) Squadron, Australian flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 13 August 1918, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Leighterton Church Cemetery, Leighterton, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Margaret Dunn, of Numurkah, Victoria
Place of Association: Numurkah VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 August 1918, Second Lieutenant Dunn flying under instruction was fatally injured in the crash of Avro aircraft D7788 at Leighterton.  The engine failed and the aircraft stalled and nose-dived to the ground, injuring instructor pilot Captain Robert William Mackenzie RFC.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, DUNN R A
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 270016, 82623

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