London, England. c.1916-07. Studio portrait of John (Jack) Hay, 40 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps ...

Unit Royal Flying Corps
Places
Accession Number P02118.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Maker Lafayette Ltd
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

London, England. c.1916-07. Studio portrait of John (Jack) Hay, 40 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (RFC). A grazier in civilian life, Hay was later shot down and killed on 23 January 1917, aged 28, by German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, during an air battle in France. Hay was the only Australian of the Red Baron's eighty-nine victims. (Donor C. Goddard)