Leonard Fraser Gillespie SEABROOK


SEABROOK, Leonard Fraser Gillespie

Service Number: 406878
Enlisted: 28 April 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School Mount Gambier
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 10 July 1910
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Aircraft accident, Nhill, Victoria, Australia, 13 May 1943, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Nhill Cemetery, Victoria
Plot A, Row A, Grave 3, Nhill Public Cemetery, Nhill, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Gambier RAAF Avro Anson W2574 Crash Site
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World War 2 Service

28 Apr 1941: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 406878
28 Apr 1941: Enlisted Perth, WA
28 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 406878
13 May 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, No. 2 Air Observers School Mount Gambier
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leonard Fraser Gillespie SEABROOK was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales on 10th July, 1910

His parents were Leonard Llewellyn SEABROOK & Alana Mary MacDONELL who married in Broken Hill in 1909

He enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force in Perth, Western Australia on 28th April, 1941

He married Ivy Joy EVANS in Western Australia in 1941

Leonard died in a crash of an Avro Anson Aircraft (W2574), 9 miles north east of Nhill in Victoria and is buried in the Nhill War Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial