Tom Skinner TAMBLYN


TAMBLYN, Tom Skinner

Service Number: 411203
Enlisted: 26 April 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 1 Torpedo Training Unit (RAF)
Born: Wallaroo Mines, South Australia, 21 December 1910
Home Town: Belmore, Canterbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Port Augusta Public School & Higher Primary & Adelaide University
Occupation: Bank Officer
Died: Accidental, Girvan, Scotland, United Kingdom, 19 January 1943, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Dunure Cemetery, Scotland
Section E (Blue), Grave 180, Dunure Cemetery, Dunure, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lakemba St Andrew's Anglican Church Memorial Windows, Port Augusta District WW2 Honour Board, Port Augusta Memorial Band Rotunda, Port Augusta RSL Hall Circular Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

26 Apr 1941: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 411203
26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 411203
19 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, SN 411203, No. 1 Torpedo Training Unit (RAF)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Henry TAMBLYN and Edith Evelyn SKINNER ; brother of Jack TAMBLYN.

Husband of Lorna Kissell TREFRY of Marrickville, NSW. Tom and Lorna were married in Sydney in 1936

Plane was Beaufort L9825 which flew in to the sea possibly due to error of judgement or over confidence of pilot at 11.45am. At the time of the accident the plane participating in an authorised low flying exercise

Medal: Defence Medal

Prior to enlisting he had worked for the Commonwealth Railways , Port Augusta, SA for over 4 years then another 12 for the Commonwealth Bank