Second Lieutenant Alan Darcy SUTHERLAND

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 5046 (Australian Army)
Born: Adelaide SA, May 1886
Enlisted in the Army: 12 August 1915
Unit: Central Flying School, Royal Flying Corps, Pewsey, Wiltshire
Died: Aircraft Accident, Wiltshire, 28 February 1917, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Upavon Cemetery, Wiltshire
CWGC Additional Information: Husband of F. L. Sutherland, of Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 December 1915, Second Lieutenant Sutherland resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 28 February 1917, Second Lieutenant Sutherland was killed when Sopwith Two-Seater aircraft 7810 suffered structural failure in the air during a steep dive and crashed.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, SUTHERLAND ALAN DARCY
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 286628, 275820

Book Now Book Now