Wilfred Leslie CARNIE


CARNIE, Wilfred Leslie

Service Number: 407490
Enlisted: 12 October 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Mildura, VIC, 4 June 1921
Home Town: Barmera, Berri and Barmera, South Australia
Schooling: Renmark High School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Air Combat Operations, Flying Battle, Mersa Matruh, Middle East, 14 June 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Memorial Panel 266 Roll of Honour Barmera, Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Barmera Memorial Gates
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World War 2 Service

12 Oct 1940: Involvement Aircraftman, SN 407490, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Aircraftman, SN 407490, Aircrew Training Units, Adelaide
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407490
27 Jun 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 407490, Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
27 Jun 1941: Embarked For the Middle East from Sydney

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Plane was Blenheim 1V, Z 7517 of 14 Squadron

Rank - Sergeant



Son of James Wilfred Coulter Carnie and Irene Mary Carnie, of Barmera, South Australia.

Studied English, Chemistry, Physics, Mathetics 1 & 2. Failed Aritmetic. Passed Intermediate

Studied bookkeeping for a short while with Hemmingway & Robinson on Norh Terrace, Adelaide

Played football and cricket