Ian Mckay DEMPSTER

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DEMPSTER, Ian Mckay

Service Number: 88601
Enlisted: 2 March 1916, Third Class Air Mechanic
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Addington, Western Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall,1916-1917. England.
Occupation: Mining Student
Died: Died of Wounds, France, 24 February 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: St. Souplet British Cemetery
Plot I. Row G. Grave 1. INSCRIPTION BORN AT ADDINGTON WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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World War 1 Service

2 Mar 1916: Enlisted Royal Flying Corps, SN 88601, Third Class Air Mechanic
30 Sep 1917: Promoted Royal Flying Corps, Second Lieutenant
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 20 and the son of the late James Pratt Dempster, J.P. and of Caroline Charlotte Dempster. 

He  attested, for the duration of the war, 2 March 1916, initially served as Third Class Air Mechanic 88601, Royal Flying Corps but was selected for a commission and was discharged 30 September 1917 at South Farnborough, aged 19 years 7 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 33 inches.

He is one of three Australians rememebered on the Camborne School of Mines war memorial in Cornwall, England.

The Camborne School of Mines, commonly abbreviated to CSM, was founded in 1888. Its research and teaching is related to the understanding and management of the Earth's natural processes, resources and the environment. 

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