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Lieutenant Sidney Woodrow

No 1 Squadron Australian Flying Corp att. 54 Squadron, Royal Flying Corp
Killed in Flying Accident, Castle Bromwich, 23rd September 1916 aged 30

  • Buried: Curdworth St Nicholas Churchyard
  • Son of the Thomas and Emily Woodrow
  • Husband of Ella Gertrude Woodrow of 9 Sutherland St, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Curdworth Airmen Memorial

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  • Born 4 Mar 1886 at Buangor, Victoria, Australia
  • Lived at the Flying School, Laverton, Australia [1916]
    Enlisted c1908. Click here for his full Australian Service Records [PDF]
  • Embarked from Australia aboard HMAT Orsova (A67) on 16 March 1916

    Propellor Memorial at Curdworth St Nicholas Church
    The relatives of Lt Woodrow commissioned a memorial to him made from an original four blade propellor that is situated in the Nave at St Nicholas Church. It is inscribed:

    In Loving Memory of
    Sidney Woodrow
    Australian Flying Corps
    Who died in an
    Aeroplane accident
    Sep 23 1916

    Summary of Flying Accident
    23/09/1916 Sopwith 1½ Strutter, serial 7772, of 54 Squadron dived into the ground in the Wishaw area, possibly because the pilot was ill. A police constable who saw the accident said the machine seemed to nose-dive from the clouds. The Coroner expressed the opinion that the deceased was seized with a fainting fit which caused him to lose consciousness. A verdict of 'Accidental Death' was recorded."

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