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Name: Eustace Slade Headlam
Country: Australia
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Units: 1, 2, 67 (AFC)
Victories: 5
Born: 26 May 1892
Place of Birth: Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Thomas E. Headlam, Eustace Slade Headlam was a law student living in Hobart when he enlisted in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, AIF, on 12 April 1915. After he transferred to the Australian Flying Corps, he served as an observer in Egypt with 67 Squadron in early 1917. He completed pilot training in September 1917 and was posted to 1 Squadron on 2 February 1918. Flying the Bristol Fighter, he scored five victories by the end of the war. He was discharged from the AIF on 4 March 1919; AIF service number 1070.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Mar 1918 1000 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (A7198) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) SE of Jiljulieh
2 27 Mar 1918 0745 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b 2 AEG C (FTL/DES) Amman
3 27 Mar 1918 0745 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b AEG C (FTL/DES) Amman
4 22 Sep 1918 1000 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1286) 3 C (DES) 4 Mafrak, E of Deraa
5 19 Oct 1918 1030 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1295) 3 DFW C (DES) 5 SW of Aleppo

1 Observer Lt E B S Beaton
2 Observer Walter Kirk
3 Observer Lt W H Lilly
4 Shared with Ross Smith & Ernest Mustard
5 Shared with Ross Smith & Lt A V McCann
 
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