Second Lieutenant Roderick Oliver SHERAR 

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Gippsland VIC, January 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 19 November 1914
Unit: No. 5 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, attached to No. 10 (Training) Squadron RFC
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 11 May 1918, Aged 23 Years
Buried: St Mary Additional Churchyard, Rugby, Warwickshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Caleb and Ann E. Sherar, of 338 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia. Born at Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Place of Association: Prahran VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 11 May 1918, Second Lieutenant Sherar was killed in the crash of Sopwith Camel aircraft B.9242  at Lilbourne, near Rugby, Warwickshire.  The Court of Enquiry found that, while doing aerobatics, Second Lieutenant Sherar failed to notice that he was losing height and started, voluntarily, into a spin at a height of about 1,000 feet.  He had just started to recover when the machine struck the ground.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, SHERAR RODERICK OLIVER

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