21st Mar 1917: Downed pilot Prince Frederick of Prussia shot in front of 7th Bgde posts

Prince Friedrich of Prussia.jpgThe 7th Brigade having relieved the 6th witnessed an aerial combat between four British and five German aeroplanes. A German plane came to ground in front of their posts, and several Queenslanders rushed forward shooting the pilot as he tried to run away. The pilot happened to be Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia (photograph right), and though carried to the aid post he died of his wounds in hospital a few days later.

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