Captain Stanley Keith MUIR MC

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 152 (Australian Army)
Born: Melbourne VIC, 6 April 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 18 August 1914
Unit: No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Awarded the Military Cross (MC)
Died: Aircraft Accident, Harlaxton, 12 September 1917, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Harlaxton (Saints Mary and Peter) Churchyard, Lincolnshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Franklin Muir, of 108 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Captain Muir was discharged from the Australian Army and Commissioned in the British Army in December 1915.

On 12 September 1917, Captain Muir, demonstrating aerobatics flying DH5 aircraft A9275, was killed when he dived the aircraft inverted at great speed and the lower right plane collapsed, causing the aircraft to crash.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, MUIR STANLEY KEITH
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 280847, 204062


Bennett, J. (John William) Highest Traditions: the history of No. 2 Squadron RAAF, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995

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