Dealy, Lieutenant Thomas Sydney Ough

School of Air Fighting, RFC

Thomas Dealy was born in Hong Kong and educated in England before moving to Adelaide. He was a Student aged 19 when he enlisted in 48th Infantry Battalion in Adelaide on 15 April 1916. He was soon promoted to Acting Sergeant, and attended an NCO School at Duntroon before he left Adelaide on HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917. After arrival in the UK he was promoted to Lance Corporal and then transferred to the AFC in July and sent off for pilot training. He was injured in a training accident in October, shortly after being trained to fly the DH 5, and was sent to hospital for a short period.

Corporal Dealy was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the AFC in September 1917 and promoted to Lieutenant in December. He was killed in an aircraft accident at Ayr, Scotland, on 7 March 1918 while flying Sopwith Camel B7418 after the aeroplane spun into the ground from 8000 feet.

Lt T S O Dealy is buried in Grave 3 at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, England.

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