Edgar William FORWOOD

FORWOOD, Edgar William

Service Number: 18
Enlisted: 2 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: Motor Drivers
Born: Mile End, South Australia, 2 March 1883
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Thebarton & Sturt Street School, St. Peters College
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Injuries sustained in a Passenger Plane Crash, Perth, Western Australia, 1 July 1950, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board (2), Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Henley Beach Council WW1 Service Roll, Henley Beach Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

2 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
28 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 18, Motor Drivers
28 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 18, Motor Drivers, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
29 Feb 1920: Discharged AIF WW1

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Biography

"TERRIFYING MOMENTS IN PLANE CRASH.

One Man Survives Record Disaster

PERTH.- "I felt the plane going down suddenly. Passengers were screaming. It was terrifying. We hit and I fell out. Then I found I was on fire." This was how the lone survivor, Mr. Edgar W. Forwood, described Australia's worst air disaster - the crash of the A.N.A. flagship, Amana, on Monday night..." - from the Launceston Examiner 28 June 1950 (nla.gov.au)

 

"PLANE DISASTER SURVIVOR DIES

PERTH. — Mr. Edgar William Forwood, the 67-year-old South Australian, the only survivor when the Skymaster Amana crashed near York and 28 others were killed, died in the Royal Perth Hospital on Saturday night. Mr Forwood's condition had gradually deteriorated since he was admitted to hospital suffering from severe shock and second and third degree burns." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 06 Jul 1950 (nla.gov.au)

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