Cover image for Frederic George Huxley
Agency:
Frederic George Huxley
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1892
End Date:
08 Apr 1960
Description:
Frederic George Huxley (1892?-1960) was born on King Island. He enlisted in the AIF in 1915, transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in 1917, and was awarded the Military Cross in 1918. During the 1920s he was a proponent of air services to King Island, and the first pilot to carry a passenger across Bass Strait. He was the Shell Company's aviation officer in the late 1920s-early 1930s, a founding member of the Tasmanian Aero Club, and an RAAF pilot instructor in Adelaide during the Second World War.
Information Sources:
NAA First World War service record;;Photograph, Weekly Courier (Launceston) 7 February 1918, p.20;;'By air to King Island', Daily Telegraph (Launceston) 14 May 1921, p.6;;'Mr Fred Huxley dies in Adeliade hospital', Mercury (Hobart) 9 April 1960, p.2;;'Mr F.G. Huxley dies in Adelaide: one of the first to pilot a plane to K.I.', King Island News 13 April 1960, p.7;;
Series Created By Agency:
NS5748 Aerial Photographs01 Jan 192131 Dec 1922