SWORDER, Malcolm, 26, Lieutenant, Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment / 59 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Died 1918 and buried in France. Son of Harry and Eleanor of Berkhampsted, Herts. source
On Monday 18/03/18 Lt. Malcolm Sworder (Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment and Essex Yeo.) who seems to have been flying without an observer was on a practise flight in RE8 serial number B6515 (Presentation Aircraft: Punjab No.46 ‘Chenab’). When he went into a flat spin and unfortunately was killed in the ensuing crash.
Lt. Malcolm Sworder was the son of Harry and Eleanor Sworder of 13, Kings Rd. Berkhampsted, Herts. He was 26 years old. He now lies at rest in grave II.C.14.
Malcolm Sworders brother, Norman Sworder, who also served in RAF was KIA less than a month later while flying with 5 Sqn. On Wednesday 17/04/18, 2Lt. A.G.E.Edwards (WIA) and Lt. Norman Sworder (WIA DOW) left their airfield at 07.30 on an artillery patrol flying RE8 serial no. C2274. They were engaged in combat by five enemy aircraft and were shot down over Farbus Woods by Ltn. Emil Koch of Jasta 32 at approx 10.25. This was his 2nd of 7 victories all scored while with Jasta 32. Promoted to commander of Jasta 32 in mid July1918 he was seriously WIA on the 24/10/18 and took no further active part in the war being posted to FEA 2b to r ecover from his wounds. Norman Sworder (Canadian Infantry, British Colombia Regiment)is buried in La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St Vassat in grave I.J.23. source
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