A Military court of inquiry held in Melbourne on the 16th of November 1920 recorded that:
".. Captain W. J. STUTT and No. 13 Sergeant A. G. DALZELL have lost their lives whilst in the performance of a military duty.."
See page of findings attached. The full NAA document containing the court of inquiry findings and discussing issues of compensation is here:
In a minute paper to the Secretary of Defence from Adjutant General V.C.M. Sellheim on the Military Court of Inquiry held, he states:
".. the two deceased were members of the Military Forces."
The flight plan for the two planes sent out to search for the schooner was that they were to go from Melbourne via Wilson's Promontory, Flinders Island and other islands in Bass Strait and then down the East cost of Tasmania to Hobart. It was originally thought the plane went down in Bass Strait but, in the 1950s, evidence came to light that they may have crashed north of St Helens in Tasmania. See member Barry Hayes' comments in this previous thread:
Given that these men belonged to the Military Forces of Australia and died "in the performance of a military duty", within the CWGC period for WW1, is there any reason why these men aren't commemorated on the CWGC site?