Lloyd Haig AMES

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AMES, Lloyd Haig

Service Number: 210069
Enlisted: 25 September 1939
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Subiaco, Western Australia, 20 May 1917
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 27 January 1945, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 210069
25 Sep 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Ventura PV1 aircraft A59-56 of Number 13 Squadron crashed into the sea off Bremer Island near Gove, NT while on a gunnery exercise.  Two crewmen survived: Warrant Officer Gordon Frank Cathro 417991 (discharged November 1945) & Warrant Officer George Robert Murdoch 420396 (discharged February 1946).  The rest of the crew were killed:

Commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT are:

Flight Sergeant Lloyd Haig Ames 210069 - Son of Henry Pickard Ames and Jane Maud Ames & Husband of Jean Emily Ames of Subiaco, WA

Flight Lieutenant Edward Louis Calder 406770 - Son of William Percy and Fanny Calder & Husband of Freda Mary Bussell Calder of Busselton, WA

Warrant Officer Eric Clyde Peacock 423425 - Son of Allan and Winifred Ursula Peacock of Five Dock, NSW

Buried at Adelaide River War Cemetery is Flying Officer Peter Wilberforce Clarkson 427499 - Son of Henry Wilberforce Clarkson and Emma Isabel Clarkson of Mount Lawley, WA

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