Loram, Second Lieutenant Stanley Arthur

No 3 Sqn AFC

Stanley Loram came from Alphington, Devon, in England. He was 22, and a Farmer, when he joined the 11th Light Horse in Mildura, Victoria, on 23 December 1914. He left Melbourne on HMAT A34 Persic on 28 May 1915 and landed at Gallipoli in September. Within two weeks Corporal Loram was wounded in the arm and evacuated to Malta, and then on to Egypt. After discharge from hospital he trained as a machine gun instructor and was promoted to Sergeant. He moved to France to serve in the 4th Division Cavalry in March 1916. In December 1917 he transferred to the AFC and was trained as an observer, after which he was commissioned in February 1918. In May he was posted to No 3 Sqn on the Western Front.

He was killed in an aircraft accident at Flesselles on 15 June 1918 while flying in RE 8 A3817 flown by 2Lt S Jones, who was also killed. The aircraft was making a turn over the village when the engine failed and it crashed among buildings.

2Lt S A Loram is buried in Grave III E 7 at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France.

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