Clarence Melville LEESUE


LEESUE, Clarence Melville

Service Number: 417649
Enlisted: 20 June 1942, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit (RAAF) Nhill, Bairnsdale, East Sale
Born: Gladstone, South Australia, 2 April 1914
Home Town: Gladstone, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Drapery Manager
Died: Accidental, King Island, Tasmania, Australia, 11 July 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Currie Public Cemetery, King Island, Tasmania
C. of E. Plot. Row D1. Grave 25
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Royal Australian Air Force Memorial, Gladstone Town Hall WW2 Roll of Honour, Riverton RSL Hall Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 417649, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Jun 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 417649
11 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 417649, No. 1 Operational Training Unit (RAAF) Nhill, Bairnsdale, East Sale, Empire Air Training Scheme
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Beaufort A9-352 of Number 1 Operational Training Unit (1 OTU) East Sale crashed at Currie Aerodrome, King Island, Tasmania with all crew killed:

Flying Officer Neville William Allan Edwards 401747 - Son of Harry Smith Edwards and Ethel Edwards

Pilot Officer John Alexander Kildea 418850 - Son of Joseph James Kildea and Dorothy Phillis Kildea of Hawthorn, Victoria

Pilot Officer Harold Roy Snell 421408 - Son of Josiah and Catherine Snell of Castle Hill, NSW

Pilot Officer Clarence Melville Leesue 417649 - Son of James Patrick and Martha Ellen Leesue & Husband of Mabel Gwendoline Leesue of Broken Hill, NSW