|Lieutenant AEP Mott's memorial in Montrose, Scotland. Courtesy of Ian Edwards.|
HEROIC AIRMAN.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 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89087658
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