Second Lieutenant Frederick Charles TURNER

Service No: 7445
Born: Essex, England, 1893
Enlisted in the Army: 26 July 1915
Unit: No. 5 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, attached to No. 2 Flying School, Marske
Died: Aircraft Accident, Yorkshire, 16 June 1918, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Lawns Wood Cemetery, Leeds, West Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles William and Lydia Turner, of Chaleyer Street, Willoughby, New South Wales
Place of Association: Darlinghurst NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 June 1918, Second Lieutenant Turner was killed in the crash of Sopwith Scout aircraft C271 at Marske by the Sea, Yorkshire.  The aircraft stalled during a turn and went into a spinning nose-dive, crashed and caught fire. The Court of Enquiry was unable to determine the cause of the accident.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, TURNER F C
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 287753, 289262

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