Second Lieutenant Raymond Hinton GROVE 

Service No: 3131
Born: Yarraville VIC, May 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 4 August 1915
Unit: Training Depot, Australian Flying Corps, attached to No. 1 School of Aerial Fighting and Gunnnery, Turnberry
Died: Injuries from an Accident, Scotland, 19 August 1918, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Doune Cemetery, South Ayrshire, Scotland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Margaret Ann Grove; husband of M. I. Grove, of 21, James St., St. Peters, Adelaide, Australia. Born at Yarraville, Victoria
Place of Association: Unley SA
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 August 1918, Second Lieutenant Grove was killed when Sopwith camel B.9212 crashed into the sea near Turnberry, Scotland.  He was killed during gunnery practice when he spun into the sea after he did not restart his aircraft engine.  A witness reported that he has just completed a dive on the target down to 200 feet when he did a climbing turn to the left apparently without his engine powered, stalled, and spun into the sea.  The Court of Enquiry concluded that the accident was caused by an error of judgement on the part of the pilot.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, GROVE R H

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