Anniversary of tragic accident over skies of London

This Anzac Day (April 25) will also be the 104th anniversary of the death of Bert and Harriet’s only child Alwyn. In what can only be described as truly tragic, Alwyn Levy (age 20) and his first cousin (Cyril Whelan) from Melbourne collided mid air giving a flying demonstration over London. Cyril (age 19) was the son of Australian / British entertainer Albert Whelan (Harriet’s younger brother formerly named Albert Waxman) covered in an earlier blog. So Harriet and Bert lost their son and nephew in this accident.

Bendigo Advertiser May 1918
ANZAC Bulletin May 10 1918
The Alaska daily empire. June 18, 1918
First cousin, Cyril Whelan, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Whelan (formerly Waxman) , of 221, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London.
New York Tribune

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