George NOWLAND

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NOWLAND, George

Service Numbers: 971, Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Born: Fitzroy, Victoria, 23 March 1892
Home Town: Abbotsford, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tent Maker
Died: Killed in action; mid-air collision, France, 22 May 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, la Gorgue
(II. F. 18.) Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery.
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1917: Involvement SN 971, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
17 Jan 1917: Involvement SN 971, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
17 Jan 1917: Embarked SN 971, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, RMS Omrah, Melbourne
17 Jan 1917: Embarked SN 971, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, RMS Omrah, Melbourne
22 May 1918: Involvement Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, SN Officer, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

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Biography contributed by Nathan Rohrlach

 

Lieutenant George Nowland was killed in action near Estaires on 22 May 1918, when his Sopwith Camel plane collided with another 4th Squadron Sopwith Camel belonging to Lieutenant Alexander Finnie (/explore/people/361444) while shooting down balloons behind the German lines. Both planes spiralled downward to ground where they crashed, killing both pilots. He was 26 years old.