Digital Honour Board — In Memory of Former Perth Modern School Students Who Served Australia —

“Let those who come after see to it that his name be not forgotten.”

King George V to the families of those who died in World War 1.

 

This table is designed to provide information to students, parents, teachers, researchers, historical societies, RSL branches and members of the wider community in relation to the 152 former Perth Modern School students who served Australia in times of conflict and are buried or commemorated in 79 cemeteries and memorials in 25 countries around the world.

 

The table can be sorted on each of the 14 columns. For example, clicking on “Age at Death” will show that Frank Williamson was the youngest to die at 17 years 10 months and Reg Fenn was the oldest at 41 years 11 months. Clicking on “Date of Death” will show that Stewart Davies and Harry Stapledon died on 6 July 1941 during the battle of Damour in Lebanon and that Tom Harper, wounded in the battle on the 6th, died of his wounds the following day. 

 

Clicking on a student’s name will open a box with a further seven attributes regarding that student, including the circumstances of his death.  Close the box by clicking again on that student’s name.

 

The table can be downloaded in CSV format by clicking on “Export” at the top left of the table. To interrogate the table, save as an Excel file and insert filters in the first row across all 21 columns.

 

Readers are encouraged to inform the school of any corrections and omissions using the suggestion box at the bottom of the table. 

 

Abbreviations:

Decorations:  AFC = Air Force Cross, DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross, MC = Military Cross, MID = Mentioned in Despatches

Service Medals:  ASM = Australian Service Medal, BWM = British War Medal, PS = Pacific Star, VM = Victory Medal, WM = War Medal.

RAN: Royal Australian Navy, RANVR: Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve

RAF:  Royal Air Force, RAFVR:  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

RAAF:  Royal Australian Air Force

Former Perth Modern School students who died as a result of their service in World War 1, World War 2, Malaya and Vietnam.

First NamesLast NameYears at Modern SchoolDate of BirthDate of Death Age at Death ConflictServiceService NoUnitFinal RankPlace of DeathAwardsCemetery or MemorialDetails of DeathCauseRoll of HonourHome SuburbReferences and CommentsRecords Available on NAA Website?NAA Link
Charles VernonAnderson1929-3324/04/191619/02/1941 24y,9m WW2RAAF187525 SquadronPilot OfficerFremantle, WAPerth (Karrakatta), WAPassenger in Wirraway A20-125, searchlight training, pilot dazzled by light, aircraft crashed into the sea at 8:35pm approx three kms SW of the South Mole at Fremantle.AccidentNarroginNedlandsAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1054292YesView
John ShawAnderson1911-142/03/18961/08/191519y,4mWW1Army150411th BattalionLance CorporalGallipoli - Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli, TurkeyKilled during an attack on Tasmania Post, south of Lone Pine, Gallipoli. Enemy actionDied with PMS student Marshall Fox.YesView
ArthurBacon191224/09/189618/09/191821y,11mWW1Army228716th BattalionLance CorporalFrance 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM Jeancourt Communal Cemetery ExtensionKilled in action near Bellenglise, France, on the last day of battle for the 16th Battalion in WW1.Enemy actionYesView
Eric GeorgeBamkin19378/02/19218/06/1943 22y,4m WW2RAAF406387454 SquadronFlight LieutenantGambut, LibyaTobruk, LibyaPilot of Baltimore AM171, took off on anti-shipping sweep at 4:15am from Gambut 3 aerodrome 50kms ESE of Tobruk, climbed to 300m, turned, shallow dive into ground. Dinghy accidentally inflated in cockpit pushing control column forward.AccidentMaylandsAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1054336YesView
Richard StewartBennett1937-4013/10/192421/03/1945 20y,5m WW2RAAF436327463 SquadronFlying OfficerTrachenau, Germany1939-45 War Cemetery, BerlinPilot of Lancaster PB845 on bombing mission to to Bohlen, Germany. Shot down by Hauptmann Dr?nkler near Trachenau just south of Bohlen.Enemy actionYesView
Robert Alexander WaltonBlair1935-3918/01/192217/06/1944 22y,4m WW2RAAF41549877 SquadronPilot OfficerAmsterdam, NetherlandsRunnymede, UKPilot of Halifax NA508, took off 11:15pm on 16/6/44 from Full Sutton, Yorkshire. Shot down at 2:16am on 17/6/44 at Amstelveen, crashing in marshy land in the southern outskirts of Amsterdam.Enemy actionNAA Army record is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=9264845YesView
Leslie ThomasBlechynden1911-1428/10/18971/07/191719y,8mWW1Army288248th BattalionPrivateBelgiumBWM, VMUnderhill Farm, BelgiumBadly wounded by a shell outside a dugout door while on gas guard in the Catacombs, died an hour later. Buried at foot of Hill 63 near Messines.Enemy actionYesView
PercivalBoland1912-137/02/189528/06/191520y,4mWW1Army63511th BattalionPrivateGallipoli 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli, TurkeyKilled on Silt Spur when exposed to intense Turkish rifle, machine gun and artillery fire while supporting an attack on Sniper's Ridge, Gallipoli.Enemy actionYesView
Ernest CharlesBonds1934-3726/04/192112/01/194523y,8mWW2ArmyWX116916th Divisional Signals CompanyLance CorporalAitape, New GuineaLae, Papua New GuineaContracted cerebral malaria in Aitape, died at 104 Casualty Clearing Station, buried in Aitape.OperationsYesView
Frederick BritainBorrett1931-3216/11/191419/08/1942 27y,9m WW2RAAF402104HQ RAF Middle EastFlight SergeantOshogbo, NigeriaOshogbo, NigeriaBlenheim BA597 lost in a squall near Ogbodisho while on an aircraft delivery flight (Air Convoy 474) from Takoradi, Gold Coast (now Ghana) to Cairo.OperationsMt Lawley"Kokoda Air Strikes" pp151-2YesView
Louis FrederickBromham1912-1319/07/18979/08/191821y,0mWW2Army72025th Machine Gun BattalionCorporalFrance BWM, VM Heath Cemetery, Harbonnières, FranceKilled by a sniper near Harbonnières, France, on the second day of the 100 Days Offensive.Enemy actionYesView
Richard DesmondBrowne1933-342/03/19188/08/1945 27y,5m WW2RAAF4060251 SquadronSquadron LeaderLabuanLabuan, Sabah, MalaysiaPilot of Mosquito A52-510, attacking Japanese barges and shipping at Kuching, Borneo. Lost wing tip, inverted, hit trees, crashed in Sarawak river.Enemy actionPerthWar graves record card https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=32462306YesView
Manson William FrankButcher1936-3918/09/192211/02/1942 19y,4m WW2ArmyWX177552/4th Machine Gun BattalionPrivateSingapore Singapore MemorialDisembarked in Singapore 24/1/42, missing in action 11/2/42, presumed on 19/3/46 to have been killed in action on 11/2/42.Enemy actionYesView
Alfred WilliamBuxton1933-3516/09/19198/09/1943 23y,11m WW2RAAF406992103 SquadronFlight SergeantWymeswoldeOxford (Botley), UK Lancaster III, JB153, crashed during air test at Wymeswolde, Leicester, UK. AccidentYesView
Alexander JohnCain1928-3118/12/191419/11/1941 26y,11m WW2RAAF40613845 SquadronFlying OfficerNear Tobruk, LibyaAlamein Memorial, EgyptBlenheim C7510 was one of six bombers raiding Sidi Rezegh aerodrome in Libya - failed to return, never found.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1054422YesView
Colin BlairCampbell1934-379/10/192015/08/1943 22y,10m WW2RAAF406431455 SquadronWarrant Officer NorwayRunnymede, UKHampden AE378 was one of three aircraft reconnoitering the Norwegian coast on 15/8/43. It failed to return. OperationsYesView
William IanCass1935-375/02/19223/03/1942 20y,0m WW2RAAF40643232 SquadronSergeantNew BritainRabaul, PNGHudson A16-101 did not return from a night bombing mission to Gasmata, New Britain.Enemy actionWW1 NAA record is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1852541YesView
Frank LlewellynCharleston192217/12/190512/09/1943 37y,8m WW2ArmyWX45862/3rd Machine Gun BattalionWarrant Officer Class 2ThailandKanchanaburi, ThailandCaptured by Japanese in Java March 1942. Taken by train on 21/1/43 from Singapore to Thailand. Died from avitaminosis.SicknessYesView
DouglasChidgzey191215/05/189630/04/191821y,11mWW1Army311110th Light HorseTrooperPalestineBWM, VMJerusalem Memorial, IsraelKilled in action near Es Salt, buried by Chaplain, grave later not found, commemorated on Memorial to the Missing in Jerusalem.Enemy actionYesView
Colin SewellClark 1926-2812/10/191213/04/1945 32y,6m WW2ArmyWX3489616 Battalion CMFActing SergeantNew BritainRabaul (Bita Paka), PNGKilled in action while on patrol near Bulus in New Britain. OperationsBeverley, WAYesView
Norman BaxterClark 1938-3921/05/19214/11/1942 21y,5m WW2RAAF40671232 SquadronSergeantWollongong, NSWWollongong, NSWHudson A16-173 crashed near Wollongong when returning from a reconnaissance mission looking for a Japanese submarine.OperationsYesView
Lawrence HenryClarke1934-3712/09/192121/07/1943 21y,10m WW2RAAF4278454 Service Flying Training SchoolLeading AircraftmanGeraldton, WAGeraldton, WATrainee in Anson R3550 crashed on taking off at Georgina near Geraldton at about 3:45pm - died of injuries.AccidentYesView
William EdwardCollins1936-398/05/19221/11/1945 23y,5m WW2RAAF4278485 Service Flying Training SchoolFlying OfficerMoruya, NSWMoruya, NSWAnson EG446, aircraft overloaded, structural failure when undertaking farewell, low-level fly-over of air base.AccidentYesView
Paulus SenorCoronel1924-2529/06/191525/09/1944 29y,2m WW2RAAF4275021665 ConversionFlight SergeantNorthumberland, UKHarrogate (Stonefall), UKNavigator on Stirling III, EE972, cross-country navigation exercise, crashed at 1:30pm in Cheviot Hills, Northumberland, while flying in low cloud. AccidentPerthhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Royal_Air_Force_Conversion_UnitsYesView
Bernard BartonCresswell1926-2830/11/191217/04/1942 29y,4m WW2RAAF8275 SquadronSquadron LeaderNew GuineaLae, Papua New GuineaShot down on his first mission while heading down the Watut Valley on approach to Wau, near Bulwa..Enemy actionYesView
Clement Cyril Dacey1931-3224/09/191417/10/1943 29y,0m WW2RAAF406591458 SquadronWarrant OfficerAlgeriaMalta MemorialWellington HZ755 lost on a U-boat hunt north of Cap de Fer, Algeria. Reported engine trouble, wreckage sighted.OperationsYesView
John WilliamDaniell1931-359/02/191728/02/1943 26y,0m WW2RAAF14011 Squadron RAAFWing CommanderWaters south of CairnsPt Moresby Memorial, PNGCrashed in waters 56kms south of Cairns when returning from a 17-hour patrol over the Coral Sea. No survivors.OperationsMt LawleyYesView
Ian KimberDarling1930-3313/11/191615/08/1945 28y,9m WW2ArmyWX4842/11th BattalionPrivatePerth - Perth War Cemetery, KarrakattaHit by a car when crossing Stirling Highway at Meriwa after VJ celebrations in Perth.AccidentYesView
Stewart Maitland GeorgeDavies1930-3221/12/19166/07/1941 24y,6m WW2ArmyWX41352/3rd Machine Gun BattalionLance CorporalDamour, LebanonBeirut War CemeteryDied of wounds. 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion was supporting 2/16th Battalion's attack across Damour River, up Mar Mikhail and El Atiqa ridges.Enemy actionKilled at Damour on the same day as Harry Stapledon. Tom Harper wounded at Damour that day and died the following day.YesView
Frederick GodfreyDavis1935-364/07/191826/12/1944 26y,5m WW2RAAF427447148 Squadron RAFFlight SergeantItalyBari, ItalyNavigator in Halifax LL484, supply drop mission to Gelsha, Yugoslavia. Engine failure, crash landed near San Vito, Italy. Davis killed, rest survived.Enemy actionYesView
Keith JohnsonDickinson1916-1924/12/19032/04/1943 39y,3m WW2ArmyVX571672/15th Field RegimentPrivateThanbyuzayat, BurmaCom for Gallantry 2011Thanbyuzayat, BurmaEscaped from Thetkaw POW camp on Burma Railway, recaptured near Moulmein, taken to Thanbyuzayat POW camp and shot by Japanese.Enemy actionYesView
Ronald KingstonDorrington1936-3711/09/191916/03/1945 25y,6m WW2RAAF419765614 SquadronFlying OfficerItalyBari, ItalyPilot of Mosquito LR47, crashed between Mofetta and Bisceque in Italy while on a training flight.AccidentYesView
Neville WilliamDuffield1939-4018/03/192328/06/1945 22y,3m WW2RAAF4276175 Operational Training UnitWarrant OfficerWilliamtown, NSWSydney MemorialPilot of Mosquito A52-88, spun when in a climbing turn during bombing practice at Cemetery Range NSW, crashed into the sea off Port Stephens. AccidentYesView
Alan LeslieDuncuff1961-638/03/194825/10/1969 21y,7m VietnamArmy57162281st Field SquadronSapperLo Gom - Alambie Park, AlbanyKilled while clearing a booby trap at Lo Gom, a suburb of Saigon (now Ho Chi Min City) while attached to 6 Battalion RAR.Enemy actionNAA: This item will not be available for public access until it has been examined for possible sensitivities.No
Reginald ManvilleFenn1912-1413/12/189828/11/1940 41y,11m WW2ArmyW24326010 Garrison BattalionLance CorporalSwanbourne - PerthHit by a train at Swanbourne Station, the first to die in WW2. Also served in WW1.AccidentWW1 NAA Record is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=3551895YesView
Hobart DouglasFirns191118/06/189529/08/191520y,2mWW1Army11010th Light HorseTrooperGallipoli 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, GallipoliKilled holding the right flank in the Battle of Hill 60 at Gallipoli. "Firns was finished at last after many narrow shaves and was like a wild man."Enemy actionYesView
John GodsellForeman1917-201/03/190413/09/1945 41y,6m WW2ArmyWX111412/13th Field CoyMajorTarakanMCLabuan, Sabah, MalaysiaDied of a heart attack on Tarakan. Autopsy could not identify the cause.SicknessAwarded MC for constructing an assault bridge over the Volturno River in Italy while serving with British Army.YesView
Marshall TrigellisFox1911-1416/02/18961/08/191519y,5mWW1Army146211th BattalionPrivateGallipoli 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM Shell Green Cemetery, GallipoliKilled during an attack on Tasmania Post, south of Lone Pine, Gallipoli. Died with John Anderson.Enemy actionDied with PMS student John AndersonYesView
JamesGibson1912-1326/03/18961/06/191822y,2mWW1Army473728th BattalionPrivateFrance BWM, VM Franvillers Communal Cemetery ExtensionKilled when two bombs dropped by a German aircraft on La Houssoye Switch Trench during early morning caused 67 casualties in B Company.Enemy actionWar Diary for June 1918 is at https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/awm-media/collection/RCDIG1003890/bundled/RCDIG1003890.pdfYesView
Gordon RussellGosden1933-353/12/19201/07/1942 21y,6m WW2RAAF40684322 Service Flying Training SchoolLeading AircraftmanSouthern RhodesiaGweru, ZimbabweTrainee pilot of Harvard A611 from RAF Thornhill, formation flying training near Guinea Fowl, Sthn Rhodesia, collided with N7063, crashed 7:15am.AccidentYesView
Everard CharlesGraebner1936-3818/09/19228/04/1945 22y,6m WW2RAAF43649621 Operational Training UnitFlight SergeantOxfordshire, England - Oxford (Botley), UKWellington BK133 practising night circuits and landings. Fuel starvation, pilot error, crashed 1am.AccidentAlso served in 3rd Field Regiment RAA Service No. WX25435YesView
Colin DaviesGrigg1929-3019/01/191423/05/1942 28y,4m WW2RAAF406382113 SquadronFlying OfficerOmpi Bazaar, IndiaSingaporeBlenheim V9620, morning sortie, crashed in jungle near Ompi Bazaar, Colin's log book later recovered from wreck.Enemy actionPhoto at https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1704460YesView
Robert EdmundGuthrie193328/02/19131/08/1942 29y,5m WW2RAAF40664914 Operational Training UnitFlying OfficerCologne, GermanyRheinberg War CemeteryHampden P5322, bombing mission to Dusseldorf, Germany. Shot down near Cologne, Germany.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1054883 . Younger brother Hugh WX19860, 2/28 Bn, KIA New Guinea on 20 October 1943.YesView
GeorgeHall191130/06/189419/04/191722y,9mWW1Army230110th Light HorseTrooperPalestineGaza War CemeteryKilled by Turk shell at dusk in the withdrawal from Atawineh in Palestine during 2nd Battle of Gaza. ID disc taken, body not able to be removed. Enemy actionYesView
John PatrickHall 1931-332/10/191713/08/1943 25y,10m WW2RAAF41503040 SquadronFlight SergeantSicily, ItalyBWM, VMSyracuse, ItalyWellington HZ570, night attack on beaches in the Messina, Sicily, area. Likely shot down by night fighter at 9,000 feet.Enemy actionYesView
George AlanHalliday1933-3430/07/19169/04/1945 28y,8m WW2RAAF427322466 SquadronPilot OfficerHarrogateHarrogate (Stonefall), UKHalifax LW172 returning from bombing mission to Hamburg, fog, crashed into trees while trying to locate aerodrome.OperationsYesView
Benjamin EdwinHansen1925-2724/05/191212/02/1942 29y,8m WW2ArmyWX106782/4th Machine Gun BattalionSergeantSingaporeKranji War Cemetery, SingaporeKilled by a gunshot wound to the stomach in the bayonet charge at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan, Singapore.Enemy actionYesView
Edward William GeorgeHards1960-6128/02/19472/08/1969 22y,5m VietnamArmy515835Royal Australian InfantryPrivateHollywood, Perth - Karrakatta, PerthDied of illness in Repatriation General Hospital, Hollywood, Perth, after return from Vietnam.SicknessNAA: "We are unable to provide an online copy for public viewing until we have examined it for possible sensitivities."No
ThomasHarper1926-2822/12/19127/07/1941 28y,6m WW2ArmyWX29522/16th BattalionLieutenantDamour, Lebanon MID Beirut War CemeteryWounded on 6/7/41 during an attack by C Company against French positions on El Atiqa ridge in the Battle of Damour, Lebanon. Died next day.Enemy actionMaylandsStewart Davies (PMS 1930-32) and Harry Stapledon (PMS 1918-20) both KIA at Damour on 6/7/41.YesView
William Francis MarcusHarty1938-3917/02/192216/11/1944 22y,8m WW2RAAF42719630 SquadronFlight SergeantNumfoor Island, New GuineaLae, Papua New GuineaBeaufighter A19-206 crashed on take-off from Numfoor Island, burst into flames, died two hours later.OperationsYesView
Reginald VictorHarvey1933 only29/03/191615/04/1941 25y,0m WW2RAAF4062463 Service Flying Training School AmberleyLeading AircraftmanMutdapilly, Qld1914-15 Star, BWM, VMIpswich, QueenslandWirraway A20-169 dived into ground 15kms west of Amberley at Mutdapilly during air to ground bombing practice.AccidentYesView
Thomas CarsonHarvey1911-1428/6/189625/7/191620y0mWW1Army262012th BattalionPrivateFrance1914-15 Star, BWM, VMVillers-Bretonneux MemorialKilled between 23 and 25 July during the attack on Pozières. Heavy shell fire, body not recovered.Enemy actionFour cousins all killed in actionYesView
Herbert FrederickHearle1934-3624/12/19208/05/1942 21y,4m WW2RAAF4067582 SquadronSergeantKupang Bay, TimorAmbon, IndonesiaHudson A16-159 shot down on a resupply mission to Timor on 13/4/42. Hearle subsequently murdered by Japanese.Enemy actionShot down Zero fighter on last mission. Played A1 hockey for the Old Modernians Hockey Club in late 1930's.YesView
George ReginaldHedley19336/05/192014/09/1944 24y,4m WW2ArmyVX318074th Anti-Tank RegimentLance SergeantAt sea near Haanan IslandLabuan, Sabah, MalaysiaJapanese convoy HI-72 left Singapore on 4/9/44. Rakuyo Maru (1,318 POWs including 718 Aust) sunk by US submarine Sealion 12/9/42. OperationsYesView
Russell GlentworthHender1931-3312/12/191715/01/1942 24y,1m WW2RAAF40610511 SquadronFlying OfficerKavieng, New IrelandRabaul Memoria, PNGl2nd pilot of Catalina A24-11. On mission to attack Japanese base at Truk, refueled at Kavieng, New Ireland, crashed on take-off. OperationsAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1054920No
John Richard LoesselHill1925-2929/05/191219/08/1942 30y,2m WW2RAFVR108368961 SquadronFlying OfficerWaters off DieppeRunnymede, UKSkipper of Air Sea Rescue launch 122 - attacked by six FW190 fighters, machine-gunned while in the water, one of six killed in the crew of 12.Enemy actionRunnymedeArticle at https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80002483, casualty report at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1055016 YesView
Raymond EdgarHolgate1930-3317/08/191729/10/1942 25y,2m WW2RAAF40333871 Operational Training UnitFlying OfficerSummit, Sudan - Khartoum, SudanMid-air collision between two Harvard trainers (AJ 808, AJ 803). Bailed out, parachute failed to open.AccidentAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1055037YesView
Charles Desmond WilsonHolmes1926-2720/02/191021/05/1941 31y,3m WW2ArmyWX24932/3rd Field RegimentGunnerCrete, GreeceSuda Bay, Crete, GreeceKilled in action on Crete - 2/3rd Field Regiment was defending the airstrips at Retimo and Maleme.Enemy actionYesView
Godfrey Denzil VaughanHoward1928-308/09/191425/02/1944 29y,5m WW2RAAF427327142 Squadron RAF (Att)Flight SergeantCastelnuovo, ItalyBari, ItalyBomb Aimer on Wellington 10, HF537, on mission to Steyr, Austria. Crashed at 1am 4kms from Castelnuovo, Italy. Four died, one injured and became POW.OperationsPhoto on AWM at https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1720834YesView
MarmadukeHowlett1926-285/02/191327/07/1942 29y,5m WW2ArmyWX101092/28th BattalionPrivateEgyptAlamein MemorialFighting at Ruin Ridge on 27/7/42, 2/28 Battalion surrounded by tanks and infantry, cut off, 65 KIA, ~500 POW. No known grave.Enemy actionYesView
Frederick PeterkenHunt1923-2517/10/191019/11/1942 32y,1m WW2ArmyWX46182/7th Field RegimentGunnerEgyptAlexandria, EgyptOn duty with 57 Battery on coast near Alamein, air raid, wounded by splinter, treated, died from blood poisoning. Enemy actionBorn in Hamilton, CanadaYesView
Ian JamesIngle1936-4023/04/19236/10/1944 21y,5m WW2RAAF41584831 SquadronFlying OfficerCoomalie Creek, NTAdelaide River, NTBeaufighter A19-203 crashed 16kms SE of Coomalie Creek, NT, caused by a rocket exploding or burning while still attached to the aircraft.AccidentYesView
GeoffreyIreland1928-318/07/19153/02/1944 28y,6m WW2RAAF167373 Operational Training UnitFlying OfficerSW PacificPt Moresby MemorialWireless Operator/Air Gunner on Catalina IB 279 went missing on a ferry flight between Suva, Fiji and Rathmines, NSW.OperationsAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1070751YesView
HaroldJanney1931-3322/02/191830/03/1942 24y,1m WW2RAAF406396RAF HQ Middle EastSergeantEastern Mediterranean SeaMaltaBlenheim Z9832 took off from Luqa, Malta, at 0110 hours on 30 March 1942, but failed to arrive at its destination in Egypt.OperationsYesView
Alan WilliamJeffrey1922-255/08/19084/06/1945 36y,9m WW2ArmyWX214832/23rd BattalionPrivateTarakan, BorneoLabuan, Sabah, MalaysiaKilled in action while patrolling near the Margy 2 feature on Tarakan Island off the north-east coast of Borneo. Enemy actionClaremontPMS enrolment card, WA BDM and DVA spelling is Jeffrey, AWM is Jeffery YesView
Charles ThomasJohnson1911-1230/10/18959/06/191721y,7mWW1Army301748th BattalionLance CorporalBelgium BWM, VM Menin Gate MemorialKilled in action near Gapaard Farm on the third day of the Battle of Messines, Belgium, 7-14 June 1917. Body not recovered.Enemy actionYesView
Brian Richard AlanJones1963-6518/04/194810/04/1971 22y,11m VietnamArmy557802 SAS Squadron, RA Infantry2nd LieutenantVietnam - Alice Springs MemorialMistakenly killed by an Australian rifleman in South Vietnam when searching for an enemy bunker system.OperationsNAA: "We are unable to provide an online copy for public viewing until we have examined it for possible sensitivities."No
John EardleyKenny1935-3722/01/192214/12/1943 21y,10m WW2RAAF415663100 SquadronFlight SergeantNear RabaulLae, Papua New GuineaBeaufort A9-211 went missing on operations from Goodenough Island to Rabaul, New Britain, on 14 December 1943.OperationsYesView
Kenneth IrvingKersten1925-291/05/191222/05/1942 30y,0m WW2RAAF4068572 SquadronFlying OfficerAmbonAmbon, IndonesiaSecond pilot on Hudson A16-187, shot down over Ambon during bombing mission, body not recovered from Ambon Bay. Enemy actionDetails of investigation: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1055326 YesView
Robert Ian MaxwellKing1938-3916/04/192316/08/1944 21y,4m WW2RAAF4271222 SquadronFlight SergeantAmbonAmbon, IndonesiaHudson A16-230, shot down while attacking a Japanese convoy near Dai Island on 27/3/44, captured, murdered by Japanese on Ambon. Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1071490No
Henry ClauseLadyman191117/03/189010/01/191726y,9mWW1Army288210th Light HorseTrooperPalestine BWM, VM Jerusalem Memorial, IsraelWounded at Masaid, Egypt, 530km south of Cairo on 9/1/17. Died next day at 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance hospital. No known grave.Enemy actionThree brothers served in the same regiment and all were wounded.YesView
Breton Douglas NormanLangridge1934-3510/02/19198/09/1942 23y,6m WW2ArmyWX15992/16th BattalionCaptainEfogi, Papua MID Pt Moresby (Bomana)Killed while leading an attack against Japanese positions on Mission Ridge (AKA Brigade Hill) near Efogi village on the Kokoda Track.Enemy actionInglewoodYesView
Richard HarrisonLee1937-4122/10/19249/02/1947 22y,3m WW2ArmyWX36746Royal Australian EngineersLieutenantPerthPerthDied of injuries sustained in a car accident in Karrakatta.AccidentYesView
Herbert GeorgeLiddington1911-131/06/189628/09/191721y,3mWW1Army317832nd BattalionCorporalBelgium BWM, VM Menin Gate MemorialKilled by artillery shell while going into the line between Clapham Junction and Black Watch Corner east of Ypres.Enemy actionYesView
Leslie AndrewLittle191128/8/189614/8/191619y,11mWW1Army493951st BattalionPrivateFrance BWM, VMSerre Road #2, Beaumont HamelKilled in action in the August 1916 attack on Mouquet Farm, part of the six-weeks long Battle of Pozières, 23 July-6 Sep 1916.Enemy actionYesView
Donald Louthean1927-2920/04/191423/11/1943 29y,7m WW2RAAF38780460 SquadronFlight SergeantLeubbin, GermanyBerlinBomb Aimer on Lancaster W4162 on mission to Berlin. Shot down by night fighters, exploded at 21,000 feet, one survivor.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1072691YesView
Alfred EdwardLutz1925-2820/06/19124/03/1945 32y,8m WW2RAAF4297101654 Heavy Conversion Unit, RAFPilot OfficerNottinghamshire, UKOxford (Botley), UKPilot of Lancaster LM748, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. Shot down by German night fighter while on night training exercise.Enemy actionArmy record 16/2/42 to 20/10/42 is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6466072. Cousin of Alan Lutz, DFC, 156 Sqn, KIA 6/9/43, and Robin Lutz, 104 Squadron, KIA 15/7/42.YesView
Alan MontgomeryLutz1936-3725/03/19206/09/1943 23y,5m WW2RAAF406532156 Squadron, RAFFlight LieutenantOberhaching, Germany DFC DurnbachPilot of Lancaster ED990 on bombing mission from RAF Warboys to Munich. Not heard from, crew buried in Durnbach, Germany. Enemy actionDied the night of 6-7 Sep 1943 (NAA has 6th, DVA has 7th). Younger brother of Robin, 104 Squadron, KIA 15/7/42. Cousin of Alfred, 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit, KIA 4/3/45.YesView
Robin ProudfootLutz1930-3116/08/191315/07/1942 28y,10m WW2RAAF406622104 Squadron, RAFFlying OfficerEl Dabba, EgyptAlamein MemorialNavigator on Wellington Z8658, bombing mission from RAF Kabrit near Cairo, Egypt, to Tobruk, Libya. One engine failed on return trip, crashed 3km south of El Dabba in Libya.Enemy actionArmy record 16/2/42 to 20/10/42 is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6466072. Older brother of Alan Lutz, DFC, 104 Squadron, KIA 6/9/43. Cousin of Alfred Lutz, 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit, KIA 4/3/45.YesView
Andrew WallaceLyon1928-321/07/19144/01/1945 30y,6m WW2RAAF427522148 SquadronWarrant OfficerYugoslaviaBelgrade War Cemetery, Belgrade, SerbiaNavigator of Halifax LL380, daylight supply drop at Icarus, Yugoslavia. aircraft shot down, Lyon and two others killed, four survived. Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1072594YesView
Kenneth WilliamLyon1929-3114/10/191617/02/1944 27y,4m WW2RAAF415478West KirbyFlying OfficerItalyBari War Cemetery, Bari, Apulia, ItalyPilot of Wellington bomber which took off from Foggia, failed to gain height, crashed, 4 killed, rear gunner survived, 6 killed in nearby house. OperationsYesView
Roy DavidMaconachie1934-3531/05/19203/06/1945 25y,0m WW2ArmyWX98012/4th Machine Gun BattalionPrivateBorneoLabuan, Sabah, Malaysia536 POWs left Sandakan for Ranau on 29/5/45, 2nd death march, was one of 353 who died on the way of acute enteritis, starvation, brutality.SicknessYesView
Albert FletcherManning1932-348/11/191811/10/1942 23y,11m WW2RAAF4150381 Operational Training UnitSergeantBass Strait, VictoriaSydney Memorial, Rookwood, SydneyNavigator on Hudson A16-18, departed Bairnsdale at 11pm on a training exercise over Bass Strait. Not heard from again.AccidentYesView
Howard ThomasManning1934-3514/09/191830/04/1942 23y,7m WW2ArmyWX46092/3rd Machine Gun BattalionLance SergeantJavaSingapore MemorialSurrendered on 12/3/42 to Japanese in Bandung, Java. Howard and five others escaped in March 1942, captured in April 1942, executed.Enemy actionYesView
Clarence ArnoldManuel1912-148/10/18978/08/191820y,10mWW1Army172743rd BattalionSergeantFrance BWM, VM Villers-Bretonneux MemorialKilled in action east of Le Hamel in Picardy on the first day of "The Hundred Days Offensive".Enemy actionYesView
John WilliamMcGuire1924-2720/05/191124/03/1942 30y,10m WW2RAF34211RAF Performance Test SquadronWing CommanderDorset, UK. AFC and Bar Southampton, UKPerformance test flight of Liberator AL546 bomber - right outer engine caught fire, aircraft disintegrated.AccidentNedlandsNo
WilliamMcNamara1937-3830/6/192423/5/194823y,10mWW2RAAF8143917 Repair and Servicing UnitLeading AircraftmanPerth, WAKarrakatta, PerthUnspecified war-related illness, probably contracted while serving in New Guinea where he was hospitalised for several days.SicknessPerthYesView
Leslie HaroldMedbury1912-141/07/18988/07/191820y,0mWW1Army327046th BattalionPrivateFrance BWM, VM Villers-Bretonneux MemorialKilled by a shell in a field midway between Sailly-le-Sec and Sailly Laurette 13km N.E of Villers-Bretonneux just after the attack on Sailly-le-Sec.Enemy actionYesView
John ScottMeharry1929-3330/11/19165/04/1946 29y,4m WW2RAAF7311632 Radar StationFlying OfficerPerth PS, ASM, WM Perth War Cemetery and AnnexDied in Hollywood Hospital of an unspecified illness.SicknessMaylandsServed in New Guinea as CO of No. 301 Radar Station from Apr 45 to Sep 45, may have contracted a disease there.YesView
Leonard StewartMiddleton1925-278/07/19122/11/1942 30y,3m WW2RAAF406400223 SquadronFlight SergeantGhazal, EgyptEl Alamein, EgyptNavigator on Baltimore AG852 light bomber, shot down over Ghazal near El Alamein.Enemy actionMaylandsCasualty report 189/43. Brother of Pilot Officer Alan Middleton, also 223 Sqn, KIA 17/7/41.YesView
Alan StewartMiddleton1928-305/08/191517/07/1941 25y,11m WW2RAAF406028223 SquadronPilot OfficerSuez, EgyptFayid, EgyptNavigator in Maryland 1655. Pilot practising firing at ground targets near Suez, dived too steeply, crashed, no survivors. AccidentCasualty report 60/41. Brother of Flt Sgt Leonard Middleton, also 223 Sqn, KIA 2/11/42.YesView
Joseph BassMiller1936-3710/05/192228/04/1944 21y,11m WW2RAAF40681111 SquadronPilot OfficerOff North Australia Coast 39-45 Star, PS, WM, ASM Adelaide River, DarwinWireless/Air Gunner on Catalina A24-49, lost on a mine-laying mission from Groote Eylandt, NT, to Manokwari, W Papua. Enemy actionMt LawleyYesView
Gordon William HenryMilne1917-1831/03/190314/02/1945 41y,10m WW2ArmyWX84612/6 Field Park Company, RAESapperBorneoLabuan, Sabah, MalaysiaReported missing in Malaya 16/2/42, POW, died of malaria in Sandakan No. 1 Camp, North Borneo.SicknessYesView
George Hetherington Milner1911-138/10/18965/07/191619y,8mWW1Army73544th BattalionPrivateAt seaBWMHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, EnglandDied of pneumonia on board HMAT Suevic en route to Plymouth, UK. Buried at sea. SicknessYesView
Henry Howard Mitchell1911-1223/05/189720/09/191720y,3mWW1Army342911th BattalionPrivateBelgium1914-15 Star, BWM, VMMenin Gate MemorialKilled during the Battle of Polygon Wood 10kms east of Ypres in Belgium.Enemy actionYesView
Alexander DavidMonro1923-2513/12/190928/07/1942 32y,7m WW2ArmyWX65252/28th BattalionLieutenantEgyptEl Alamein, EgyptFighting at Ruin Ridge on 27/7/42, 2/28 Battalion surrounded by tanks and infantry, cut off, 65 KIA, ~500 POW. Died of wounds next day.Enemy actionYesView
Vernon WilliamMorgan19331/08/191718/01/1943 25y,5m WW2RAAF55022 SquadronFlight LieutenantNew GuineaPt Moresby (Bomana)Pilot of Boston A28-12 practising low level bombing attacks off Port Moresby, explosion on board, crashed into the harbour. No survivors.AccidentYesView
Douglas ClarkeMorphett1929-3329/01/191618/01/1943 26y,11m WW2RAAF40657312 Squadron RAFFlight SergeantGermanyRunnymedePilot of Lancaster W4789, bombing mission to Berlin, aircraft missing, no known grave.Enemy actionYesView
Alex FrederickNairn1932-345/09/19192/01/1944 24y,3m WW2RAAF41535083 Squadron RAFPilot OfficerVechta, GermanySageLancaster ND354, shot down at 3am near Lutten on bombing mission to Berlin. Crew of 8, Second Pilot Alex was one of seven killed.Enemy actionYesView
Arthur RenfredNicolay1937-3822/08/19204/03/1942 21y,6m WW2RAAF40601332 Squadron Flying OfficerNew GuineaRabaul MemorialPilot of Hudson A16-101, operating from 7 Mile Strip, Pt Moresby, night bombing mission to Gasmata, New Britain. Missing, no survivors.Enemy actionConfusion between James (school record) and JohnNo
Edward JohnOffer1933-343/10/191928/04/1943 23y,6m WW2RAAF4156761 Op Training Unit, East Sale, Vic.SergeantBass Strait, VictoriaSydney MemorialPilot of Beaufort A9-304, night formation exercise, seen to dive into Bass Strait three miles east of King Island.AccidentYesView
Ronald EllisOfford1951-5227/01/193511/09/1962 27y,7m MalayaRAAF5290278 WingFlight LieutenantButterworth - Birdstrike on takeoff from Butterworth in Sabre A94-958. Ejected, chute did not fully deploy in time, killed on impact with ground.AccidentYesView
Geoffrey RobertPalmer1938-3923/07/192214/01/1945 22y,5m WW2RAAF415820223 Squadron RAFFlying OfficerBelgiumLeopoldsburg War Cemetery, Flanders, BelgiumNavigator in Liberator TT336, shot down, crashed at Meerhout in Belgium 50kms ESE of Antwerp, died of injuries.Enemy action Aircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1077008YesView
Geoffrey WalterParker1938-3913/01/191925/05/1943 24y,4m WW2RAAF415439Base Torpedo NowraSergeantBeecroft, NSWNowra War Cemetery, Nowra, New South WalesPilot of Beaufort A9-115, torpedo training exercise, crashed into the sea 16kms offshore near Beecroft Head, NSW.AccidentAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1075668No
Frank EdwardParsons1930-3426/10/191727/08/1942 24y,10m WW2RAAF406579460 SquadronFlying OfficerGermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany2nd pilot of Wellington Z1259, crashed at Gladbeck-Rentford 14kms north of Essen when returning from mission to Kassel. Five killed, one survivor.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1055395YesView
Bowyer FrederickPearce1927-2914/08/191411/10/1942 28y,1m WW2RAAF406168113 Squadron RAFWarrant OfficerIndiaDelhi War Cemetery, IndiaNavigator on Blenheim Z9598, struck a tree while on an Army cooperation flight at Asansol, India, 210kms NW of Calcutta.OperationsAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1059405YesView
Piers Oscar GeorgeRaston1938-3921/10/19212/04/1944 22y,5m WW2RAAF17641600 (City of London) Squadron RAFFlight SergeantMarcianise, ItalyCaserta War Cemetery, Caserta, Campania, ItalyBeaufighter MX1550 crashed on take off from Marcianise Landing GroundAccidentYesView
Gordon SydneyReader1926-2716/10/191317/09/1944 30y,11m WW2RAAF427548102 Squadron RAFFlight SergeantMilsbeek, NetherlandsMilsbeek War Cemetery, NetherlandsNavigator-Bomb Aimer on Halifax MZ289. Training flight over North Sea, wreckage and body found in Milsbeek, Netherlands.AccidentAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1078054YesView
Eric NevilleRedmond1932-343/08/191920/11/1941 22y,3m WW2RAN21849HMAS SydneySignalmanIndian OceanHMAS SydneyHMAS Sydney lost in a sea battle with German raider Kormoran 207kms west of Steep Point, WA. No survivors.Enemy actionYesView
JohnRegan19114/02/18957/08/191520y,6mWW1Army46310th Light HorseTrooperGallipoli 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM Chatby Military Cemetery, Alexandria, EgyptOwn trench mortar detonated at Gallipoli on 1/8/15, died of wounds in hospital in Alexandria after right arm and both legs amputated.Enemy actionYesView
Ivor BevanRhys1911-1521/02/189717/04/191821y,1mWW1Army33105th Australian Pioneer BattalionPrivateFranceBlangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery, Picardie, FranceKilled when the Germans shelled the Australian camp at Blangy-Tronville, 5kms behind the front line at Villers-Bretonneux.Enemy actionYesView
Frank HowardRichardson193327/02/191714/03/1943 26y,0m WW2RAAF40640911 SquadronPilot OfficerBurmaSingapore memorilBlenheim Z7927, bombing mission in Burma, shot down by Japanese fighters near Hparabyin. Buried by villagers, no known grave.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1077602YesView
Alfred ArthurRobins1931-322/01/19178/01/1945 28y,0m WW2RAAF43625478 Operational Training UnitFlight Sergeant Waters off PalestineAlamein MemorialWellington MP792, training exercise off Palestine coast, aircraft failed to return, some wreckage found.AccidentYesView
Sydney LawrenceRowe1930-3313/04/19164/05/1944 28y,0m WW2RAAF4158302 Embarkation DepotPilot OfficerChalons-sur-Marne, FranceChalons-en-Champagne cemetery, FranceLancaster ME673, bombing mission to Mailly-le-Camp in France, crashed in the centre of Chalons-sur-Marne. No survivors.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1075822YesView
Gladstone John BerryRoyce1911-1322/10/189629/07/191821y,9mWW1Army452528th BattalionPrivateUK BWM, VM Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, EnglandWounded in thigh by German shelling near Glisy 9/5/18, died of wounds and exhaustion on HMAT Carisbrook Castle in Southampton.Enemy actionYesView
Thomas Alan Rutherford1939-403/08/192214/08/1942 20y,0m WW2RAAF40662654 Operational Training UnitSergeantCharterhall, UKDuns Cemetery, UKBlenheim BA192, flown solo by Sergeant Rutherford, struck a tree two miles south of Charterhall at 0130 hours on a moonless night.AccidentBrother of Bernard Rutherford, KIA three months earlier on 19/5/42 serving with No. 15 Advanced Flying Training Unit. YesView
Bernard Rinian RoyRutherford1935-3622/08/191919/05/1942 22y,8m WW2RAAF40654015 Advanced Flying Training UnitSergeantBurton Fleming, UKLeconfield, UKFlying solo in Oxford L9647, killed when the aircraft crashed at Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.AccidentBrother of Thomas Rutherford, KIA three months later on 14/8/42 serving with 54 Operational Training Unit.YesView
Noel George Sainsbury191117/11/189529/07/191620y,8mWW1Army199528th BattalionPrivateFrance 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM Villers-Bretonneux MemorialLewis gunner in attack on Poziere, wounded in leg, captured, murdered by a German officer for being a machine gunner.Enemy actionYesView
Lancelot OscarSanderson1921-2529/09/190730/12/1944 37y,3m WW2ArmyWX191452/11th BattalionLance SergeantNew GuineaLae, Papua New GuineaKilled when a section of 11 Platoon was on patrol in the Matapau area west of Wewakby and was ambushed by six Japanese.Enemy actionYesView
Frederick John AlfredSaunders1933-3624/09/19208/06/1942 21y,8m WW2RAAF406492223 Squadron RAFSergeantLibyaBenghazi War Cemetery, LibyaPilot of Baltimore AG777 attacking dispersed enemy aircraft on Barce aerodrome. After dropping two bombs, aircraft blew up, cause not known. Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1060323YesView
Frederick HaroldSchoch1934 only4/09/191820/11/1941 23y,2m WW2RANVR33063HMAS SydneySub Lieutenant (E)Indian OceanPlymouth Naval MemorialHMAS Sydney lost in a sea battle with German raider Kormoran 207kms west of Steep Point, WA. No survivors.Enemy actionYesView
Alexander GordonShand1923-2526/10/191017/04/1943 32y,5m WW2RAAF4066832 Air Observers School, Mt Gambier, SAFlying OfficerAdelaideAdelaide Centennial Park cemeteryNavigator-Bomb Aimer, died at 105 Army General Hospital from acute myocardial failure with complicating pulmonary tuberculosis.SicknessYesView
Ronald ArthurShea1928-291/10/19121/04/1942 29y,6m WW2ArmyWX10260Land HQ SignalsLieutenantAustraliaBox Hill, VictoriaDied as a result of injuries received in a motor accident at Park Orchards, 30kms east of Melbourne.AccidentYesView
Ross McCullochSimpson1936-383/07/192118/11/1943 22y,4m WW2RAAF415279 90 Squadron RAFPilot OfficerGermanyRunnymedePilot of Stirling LK379, bombing mission to Mannheim, damaged by Me110 night fighter, attempted forced landing, hit tree, exploded.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1076267 YesView
Kenneth HenrySlatyer1933-3420/01/191819/02/1944 26y,0m WW2RAAF40679979 SquadronFlight LieutenantGoodenough Island, PapuaPt Moresby (Bomana)Spitfire A58-140 suffered a glycol leak that stopped the engine, attempted forced landing, aircraft crashed near the airfield.AccidentYesView
Leslie St ClairSmart19326/04/19168/03/1944 27y,11m WW2ArmyWX31524137 General Transport Company, AASCTemp CaptainWestern AustraliaPerthAccidentally killed while on duty at Moora. Damage to base of skull. Court of Inquiry stated "No negligence."AccidentYesView
WilliamSmith1918-2211/07/19043/07/1945 40y,11m WW2ArmyWX16472Dept of the Army, 2nd Echelon, Land HQWar CorrespondentBalikpapan, BorneoLabuan, Sabah, MalaysiaKilled in Balikpapan, Borneo, by Australian Bren gunner who mistook Bill and John Elliott for Japanese at 600 metres.OperationsPrevious Army record is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6479181YesView
Donald Duncan JohnSmith1935-381/02/192211/05/1945 23y,3m WW2ArmyWX177922/11th BattalionCorporalNew GuineaLae, Papua New GuineaShot by a sniper while patrolling with D Company in the Wewak area.Enemy actionYesView
Douglas JamesSmyth1934-361/10/192012/03/1942 21y,5m WW2RAAF40611845 Squadron RAFSergeantNear Pegu, BurmaTaukkyan, BurmaPilot of Blenheim 9799 on low-level reconnaissance flight, mortally wounded by ground fire.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1059817YesView
Frank GeorgeSpencer1936-4022/02/192319/07/1944 21y,4m WW2RAAF427360463 SquadronFlight SergeantNear Revigny, FranceCholoy, FranceBomb Aimer in Lancaster LM551 on mission to Revigny, shot down by night fighter, crashed into the Canal de la Marne near Lock 54.Enemy actionYesView
Harry DuncanStapledon1918-228/07/19046/07/1941 36y,11m WW2ArmyWX32462/16th BattalionLieutenantDamour, LebanonBeirut War CemeteryKilled during an attack by B Company against entrenched Vichy French positions on the Mar Mikhail ridge in the Battle of Damour, Lebanon.Enemy actionKilled at Damour on the same day as Stewart Davies (PMS 1930-32). Tom Harper (PMS 1926-28) wounded at Damour that day and died the following day.YesView
IsadoreSteinberg1911-1221/03/189620/04/191620y,0mWW1Army22189th BattalionPrivateFrance1914-15 Star, BWM, VMRue-Du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, LaventieKilled by German artillery fire in the 9th Battalion camp at Laventie 6kms behind the front line.Enemy actionYesView
David WalterStewart191116/03/189418/06/191723y,3mWW1Army178344th BattalionSergeantBelgium BWM, VM Bethleem Farm East Cemetery, Flanders, BelgiumKilled in action near Schnitzel Farm on the Green Line on the second day of the Battle of Messines, Belgium, 7-14 June 1917. Enemy actionCousin of 4017 Pte Fred Archer, 47th Bn, killed in action, 10 August 1916.YesView
John HenryStopp19303/07/191513/06/1944 28y,11m WW2RAAF419738166 Squadron RAFFlying OfficerZelheim, NetherlandsZelhem General Cemetery, NetherlandsNavigator on Lancaster ME777, bombing mission to Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Crashed near Zelhem, Netherlands, no survivors.Enemy actionYesView
Raymond ClarenceStuart1937-389/05/192117/04/1943 21y,11m WW2RAAF406702467 Squadron RAAFFlight SergeantPoix-de-Picardie, FrancePoix-de-Picardie Churchyard, FranceLancaster ED780, bombing mission to Pilsen, Czechoslavia. Nothing was heard from the aircraft and it did not return to base. OperationsYesView
Leslie GeorgeStudman1935-3830/09/192229/11/1943 21y,1m WW2RAAF415745461 Squadron RAAFFlight SergeantBay of BiscayRunnymedeWireless Air Gunner in Sunderland JM676, shot down at 2:10pm by four Ju88’s of 1/ZG 1 ((Uffz Franz Frank, Uffz Heinz Hommel, Lt Knud Gmelin, Oblt Hermann Horstmann) 1st Destroyer Wing) over Bay of Biscay, 13 killed, no survivors.Enemy actionNo YesView
Montrose EdwardSublet1927-2926/08/191415/07/1943 28y,10m WW2RAAF406582244 Squadron RAFFlight SergeantBasra, IraqBasra, IraqWAG in Blenheim V BA500, Basra, Iraq. On takeoff, smoke from port engine, crashed while attempting emergency landing. No survivors.OperationsAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1078508No
William WiltonSumner1930-326/06/191623/05/1945 28y,11m WW2ArmyVX303912/21st BattalionPrivateAmbonAmbon, IndonesiaDisembarked Ambon 17 December 1941. Reported missing 2 February, 1942, POW 17 February 1942, died of bacterial dysentery.SicknessYesView
Ronald John CarlsonTelford1928-2918/02/191527/08/1945 30y,6m WW2ArmyQX349865 Mechanical Equipment WorkshopCaptainBalikpapan, BorneoLabuan, Sabah, MalaysiaDied of abdominal colic, acute appendicitis, peritonitis in 2/12 Australian General Hospital, Balikpapan, Borneo.OperationsYesView
Ernest DanielTimmings19119/12/189526/02/192731y,2mWW1Army17444Army Pay Corps CorporalVictoria ParkBWM, VMKarrakatta, PerthGassed in 1917, died of tuberculosis and heart failure in 1927 in Edward Millen Repat Hospital, Perth.Enemy actionYesView
Charles RichardTownsend1932-3415/07/191813/05/1943 24y,9m WW2RAAF406964199 Squadron RAFSergeantHaarlem, N HollandRunnymedeBomb Aimer on Wellington HZ263, body washed ashore 32kms north of Haarlem, Netherlands. No survivors.Enemy actionMaylandsYesView
Arthur EdwinTurner1933-3518/03/192026/01/1942 21y,10m WW2RAAF40619136 Squadron, attached to RAFPilot OfficerEndau, MalayaKranji, SingaporeNavigator on Vildebeeste K6392, crashed 10km SE of Endau, Malaya. Partly submerged nose-down in a swamp.Enemy actionNAA has incorrect DOD of 2/2/42. Aircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1055579NoView
Colin GeoffreyVeal193618/02/191125/02/1942 31y,0m WW2RAAF40633527 Operational Training UnitSergeantIrish SeaRunnymede2nd pilot in Wellington X9682, cross-country night training flight from RAF Valley, SOS message received at 10:56pm over the Irish Sea, no trace.AccidentYesView
Roy Thomas AstonWallis193717/12/192010/07/1942 21y,6m WW2RAAF406269250 Squadron RAFSergeantOff Libyan coastAlamein MemorialKittyhawk bombing raid on Landing Ground 21 in Libya, shot down by enemy fighters, parachuted into sea, unable to be rescued.Enemy actionYesView
Albert Ernest WilliamWebb1926-3021/02/19133/07/1942 29y,4m WW2RAAF406272460 SquadronFlying OfficerGermanyRunnymedeWellington Z1470 bombed Bremen, shot down at 1:10am by night fighter over Holland. One survivor.Enemy actionAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1055603YesView
George BryantonWeller1936-3825/08/19225/04/1943 20y,7m WW2RAAF40696818 SquadronSergeantNear Darwin, NTAdelaide River, DarwinB-25 Mitchell N5-140, armed recce of Dili, Timor. Lost approx one mile seaward of Nightcliffs near Darwin at 7:20pm.OperationsAircraft accident report is at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1082444YesView
Frank WatsonWildy1927-309/07/191417/11/1942 28y,4m WW2RAAF4152081 Operational Training UnitPilot OfficerBairnsdale, VicBairnsdale, VictoriaBeaufort A9-5, navigation training exercise, stalled while attempting a forced landing near Bairnsdale, Vic.AccidentYesView
Frank BenjaminWilliamson191128/10/18983/9/191617y,10mWW1Army395451st BattalionPrivateFranceBWM, VMRegina Trench, Grandcourt, FranceKilled in the September 1916 attack on Mouquet Farm, part of the six-weeks long Battle of Pozières, 23 July-6 Sep 1916.Enemy actionYoungest PMS student to be killed in WW1, and to be killed in any conflict. YesView
Gordon HaroldWilson1937-3827/02/192125/07/1943 22y,4m WW2RAAF4064979 Service Flying Training SchoolLeading AircraftmanCrediton, CanadaExeter, CanadaAvro Anson 7291, solo flight training, crashed during night circuits and landings at Crediton, 209kms west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.AccidentYesView
Albion Staple ColinWilson1914-1713/10/189914/12/191819y,2mWW1Army628903rd ReinforcementsPrivateWoodman PointBWMKarrakatta, PerthWar ended while HMAT Boonah en route to UK, recalled from Durban, dock workers spread influenza, died at Woodman Point quarantine station.SicknessYesView
Frederick JohnWorkman1933-3424/11/19176/02/1942 24y,2m WW2RAAF40637821 Squadron RAFPilot OfficerPalermo, SicilyCatania, ItalyPilot of Blenheim DZ9812, crashed in Palermo harbour at 11:15am on 4/2/42 in daylight bombing mission to Palermo harbour, Sicily. Captured, died as POW.Enemy actionYesView
Henry WilliamWulff191118/03/189423/04/192228y,1mWW1Army732816th BattalionWarrant Officer Class 1Victoria ParkBWM, VMKarrakatta, PerthGassed in France, contracted tuberculosis, died in Edward Millen Repatriation Hospital in Victoria Park.Enemy actionYesView

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