Graham Stanley JAMES


JAMES, Graham Stanley

Service Number: 416260
Enlisted: 28 April 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Kersbrook, South Australia, 1 March 1918
Home Town: Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia, 5 May 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Tully Cemetery, Queensland, Australia
Methodist Plot. Sc. 3. Sb Sc. 1. Row E Grave 77
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW2 Honour Board, Kersbrook Roll of Honor
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World War 2 Service

28 Apr 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 416260
28 Apr 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Lockheed Hudson A16-162 of Number 32 Squadron experienced engine problems when it ran into a storm near Hinchinbrook Island as it returned from a long surveillance patrol in the Coral Sea

The aircraft crash-landed into some mangroves on a beach near Cardwell with only one crewmember killed: Sergeant Graham Stanley James 416260 - Son of Stanley Marden James and Elfreda Laura James of Kersbrook, SA


The rest of the crew were:

(Crew Captain) Sergeant Alwyn Ruta Samuel 405113 - discharged December 1944

Sergeant James William East 405301 - discharged January 1946

Sergeant Geoffrey Eric Fletcher 416253 - discharged June 1945