John Stuart PADMAN


PADMAN, John Stuart

Service Number: 8835
Enlisted: 6 February 1940, Laverton, VIC
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 28 January 1913
Home Town: Balaklava, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide University
Occupation: Teacher
Died: Aircraft accident, Wilsons Promotory, Victoria, 6 October 1941, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balaklava District WW2 Roll of Honour, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Honour Roll, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Memorial, City of Port Pirie WW2 Memorial Gates
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World War 2 Service

6 Feb 1940: Involvement Sergeant, SN 8835
6 Feb 1940: Enlisted Laverton, VIC
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Edward Clyde Padman and Myra Elizabeth Padman of Balaklava, South Australia

John Stuart Padman B.A. (Adelaide), Dip. Ed. (Oxon.)


Sergeant Padman was killed when RAAF Wirraway aircraft A20-189 of Number 5 Squadron crashed into the sea at Swimashore Bay off Wilsons Promontory, Victoria while taking part in Army co-operation exercises.  The pilot was seriously injured but survived the war - Pilot Officer Watchorn 400848 (later FLTLT DFC)