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Van der Byl, Albert Lawrence Montague (1893-1922)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who have lost their lives in the service of their country, 1919-1939 and 1946 to date.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Albert Lawrence Montague Van der Byl (1893-1922), born 2 March 1893 at Newlands, Cape Colony, son of Charles Lefebre van der Byl and Kate Amy van der Byl (née Eaton), Cape Town, South Africa.


Attended a school in Cape Town, South Africa.


Attended Sherborne School (School House), May 1908-July 1911.


Attended a college in South Africa.


Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Awarded a Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate at Beatty School, Cricklewood, on 21 April 1917.


Killed on 18 September 1922 in a flying accident in Transvaal, South Africa. Killed when the starboard wing broke off the aircraft (Avro 504K #H9699) and it crashed near Irene. It is reportedly the first fatal military aircraft crash in South Africa.


Buried at Irene near the site of the crash.


Commemorated at:

Sherborne School Book of Remembrance.

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