Keith Andrew AITON

AITON, Keith Andrew

Service Number: 37177
Enlisted: 10 June 1941, Broadmeadows
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Base Torpedo Unit (Nowra)
Born: Willow Tree, New South Wales, Australia, 12 August 1909
Home Town: Willow Tree, Liverpool Plains, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Concord, New South Wales, Australia, Concord, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 20 December 1943, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
P B 4, Sydney War Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement 37177
10 Jun 1941: Enlisted Broadmeadows
10 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 37177
11 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 37177, Base Torpedo Unit (Nowra)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

LAC Aiton 37177 from the Base Torpedo Unit at Nowra was seriously injured in a Motorcycle accident while off-duty in Nowra - he was taken to Number 3 RAAF Hospital (Concord Hospital) in Sydney where he passed away from his injuries

His pillion passenger was LAC Leslie John Maudie 37128 who was slightly injured in the accident