Grove, Second Lieutenant Raymond Hinton

No 1 Flying School, RAF

Raymond Grove came from Yarraville, Victoria, and was 23 and working in Engineering Survey when he joined the 27th Infantry Battalion in Keswick, South Australia, on 4 August 1915. He departed from Adelaide on HMAT A7 Medic on 12 January 1916. After arrival in France he transferred to the 7th Battalion in November, and from there to the Australian Light Railway in February 1917 before joining the AFC for pilot training in November. After qualification as a pilot he was commissioned in June 1918.

He was killed in an aircraft accident at Turnberry, Scotland, on 19 August 1918 while flying Sopwith Camel B9212 from the RAF’s No 1 Flying School. The aeroplane suffered an engine failure while diving to fire at a target on a moored raft, stalled, and then spun into the sea. His body was recovered on 28 August.

2Lt R H Grove is buried in Grave M 11 at Girvan (Doune) Cemetery, Ayrshire, Scotland.

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