Just two and a half years later, South Australia lost its favourite son when Sir Ross was killed while test flying another aircraft ahead of an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. More than 100,000 people (one-fifth of the state's population) lined the streets to pay their respects as the funeral cortege travelled from St Peter's Cathedral to North Road Cemetery.
Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service - Photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
The Royal Australian Air Force, RAAF Association (SA), and the History Trust of South Australia invite you to join them on Saturday 15 June for the Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service - honouring the man and the epic flight from England to Australia in 1919.
Saturday 15 June 2019, 11am - 12pm St Peter's Cathedral