Clifford Newton Ryder

Corporal C N Ryder Australian Flying Corps. 10th April 1917 aged 24. Son of ELIZA RYDER of NSW and Newton Abbot, Devon, England.

Clifford Newton Ryder was born in Double Bay Sydney to Alfred James and Eliza Ryder.

He enlisted as a Corporal on 16th October 1916 into the Australian Imperial Force 941. His unit embarked for war from Melbourne on board the RMS Omrah on January 17th 1917.


The AFC Roll of Honour shows him as a fitter on number 4 Squadron Australian Flying Corps, killed in an accident.The AFC section of “Airmen Died”  gives Corporal Clifford Newton Ryder, as a native of Sydney, as killed while flying on April 10th 1917. The plane, a Sopwith 1½ Strutter A1113, of 28 Reserve Squadron, crashed, killing 2/Lt John Alexander Williamson and Cpl Clifford Norman Ryder.  The crash seems to have occurred in the Ullesthorpe area. No. 941 Cpl Ryder, was from Sydney, and is also listed under 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, which was at Warloy Baillon, in France at the time. He was buried at SS Mary and Margaret churchyard, Castle Bromwich.