EDDIE, Maxwell Hardwicke

Image taken from QVMAG exhibition on WWI in 2016 detailing Maxwell Eddie's story.

Service Number: 3255
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Enlistment Unit: 6th Field Ambulane
Transferred Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Date of Enlistment: 8 February 1915
Enlistment Age: 21 years 7 months
Fate of person: Killed in action - body not recovered

Biographical Details

Born in Launceston, baptised at Holy Trinity and educated at the Grammar School, Maxwell had been a member of the LCGS cadets and the Old Launcestonians Rifle Club. Maxwell enlisted originally in the 6th Field Ambulance Brigade in early 1915 and saw active service in Gallipoli and then in France before transferring to the Australian Flying Corps as a pilot early in 1918. He was reported missing, presumed killed, over France in an aerial battle between five Australian camels and a larger number of German Fokkers on 5 September 1918.

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