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Thursday, January 8, 2015

HEROIC AIRMAN. Lost in Sea Fog. A Loss to the Empire.

Lieutenant AEP Mott's memorial in Montrose, Scotland. Courtesy of Ian Edwards.
Lost in Sea Fog. 
A Loss to the Empire. 

By the death of Lieutenant Arthur E. Mott, of the Australian Flying Corps, who was lost in a sea fog off the coast of Scotland, and drowned on 24th December, at the age of 22 years, the Empire (says the Melbourne "Herald") has been deprived of a brave soldier, who appeared destined for unusual distinction as an airman.

HEROIC AIRMAN. (1918, January 10). Bendigonian (Bendigo, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 27. Retrieved January 8, 2015, from

You can read why Lieutenant Mott was regarded as a "Loss to the Empire" here.

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