Second Lieutenant Arthur Geoffrey Nelson WALL

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: UK, Date unavailable
Unit: No.7 Training School (Netheravon), Royal Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, Netheravon, 6 August 1917, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur E. Wall, of Bromley, Kent, formerly of Melbourne, Australia. Educated at Wesley College, Melbourne University. Came to England to serve in 1916
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Second Lieutenant Wall is a published author whose works include Songs of an Airman (published in 1917) and Letters of an Airman (published in 1918).

Second Lieutenant Wall proceeded to the UK in 1916 and joined the Royal Flying Corps, becoming a Flying Instructor in June 1917.  On 6 August 1917, along with student pilot Second Lieutenant John Clark RFC, he was killed in the crash of Shorthorn aircraft A7062 at Netheravon, Wiltshire.  The aircraft went into a spinning nose dive from 700 feet and broke up, crashing at Bulford Fields.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 288239, 295348
Wesley College Melbourne VIC Website

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