Neil Grosvenor EVAN


EVAN, Neil Grosvenor

Service Number: 417064
Enlisted: 6 December 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: 4 Communications Unit
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 4 October 1922
Home Town: Rosslyn Park, Burnside, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Accident, Port Moresby, New Guinea, 26 November 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

6 Dec 1941: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 417064
6 Dec 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
26 Nov 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 417064, 4 Communications Unit , Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lodestar aircraft VH-CAB operated by Qantas Empire Airways (QEA) for the Allied Directorate of Air Transport crashed shortly after take-off from Wards airstrip near Port Moresby, New Guinea with all on board killed.  Australian service personnel buried at Bomana -

CAMPBELL, William Geoffrey (Squadron Leader) RAAF 261730 (Qantas Captain - Pilot)

HENDERSON, John Randolph Fleming (Pilot Officer) RAAF 410863 (Qantas First Officer)

LITTLE, Keith George (Flying Officer) RAAF 267726 (Qantas Engineer)

EVAN, Neil Grosvenor (Flight Sergeant) RAAF 417064 (Wireless Operator)

JENKE, Leslie Harold (Flight Sergeant) RAAF 8868 (Equipment Assistant)

McCARTHY, John Francis (Major) NX7195 (2nd Echelon Land HQ)

BOLGER, John Benedict (Lieutenant Colonel) NX462 (2/6th Field Regiment)

MARSTON, Edward John (Lieutenant Colonel) VX39064 (HQ 11 Australian Division)