James Vivian Raymond MCCARTIN

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MCCARTIN, James Vivian Raymond

Service Number: 407795
Enlisted: 6 January 1941, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
Born: Kilkenny, South Australia, 22 August 1913
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers and Rostrevor Colleges , Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Nairn, Scotland, 20 June 1942, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery
Sec. Z6 Class 7 Grave 3
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

6 Jan 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407795, Royal Australian Air Force
6 Jan 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Cricketer Killed In Plane Crash
Advice has been received by Mrs. Frances McCartin, of Kildalton avenue, Evandale, that her husband, Sergeant-Pilot James V. R. McCartin, lost his life as the result of an aircraft accident at Nairn, Scotland, on June 20. Sgt. McCartin joined the Royal Australian Air Force in June 1940, and left Australia in December, 1941. He was educated at the Christian Brothers' College, Wakefield street and Rostrevor. He was an insurance agent with the Colonial Mutual Life Society. He played district cricket for Adelaide.

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant James Vivian Raymond McCartin 407795 of Number 2 Flying Instrument School RAF was killed when Tutor training aircraft K6925 crashed near Nairn, Scotland

Flying Officer Thomas Kenneth Rees 46817 RAF was also killed