Warren Robert BRODRICK


BRODRICK, Warren Robert

Service Number: 256823
Enlisted: 1 October 1937, Victoria
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2 October 1917
Home Town: Brighton, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Mt Macedon, Victoria, Australia, 9 May 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian War Graves Section U2, Row D, Grave 1 Roll of Honor - Brighton Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

1 Oct 1937: Enlisted Victoria
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 256823

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Originally enlisted in the Army on 1 October 1937 while at school Service Number 213140. He then went in the Militia Service number V56501 beore enlisting in the RAAF

Son of Robert William Brodrick

Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Avro Anson aircraft DG826 from Number 1 Aircraft Depot Laverton crashed at Black Forest, between Macedon and Woodend in Victoria - three crew were killed:

Flight Lieutenant Richard Craighton Hart 260719 (member appears in the book "Those Other Eagles" by Christopher Shores)

Sergeant Vincent Ambrose McCarthy 8940

Flight Lieutenant Warren Robert Brodrick 256823 (RAAF medical officer) - son of Robert Warren Brodrick and Milly Duguid Brodrick of Brighton, Victoria

There was one survivor: Flight Sergeant Norman Eric Mutton 406575 (discharged from the RAAF in 1946)

It is believed that the crew lost their bearings in heavy fog and tall trees were grazed by a wing tip before the crash. The navigator was saved by being thrown from the plane and was taken to Woodend Bush Nursing Hospital with severe injuries.