Ronald Charles BROOKMAN

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BROOKMAN, Ronald Charles

Service Number: 410144
Enlisted: 5 December 1941, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Surrey Hills, Victoria, 17 September 1918
Home Town: Camberwell, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Moonee Ponds Central School; Coburg High School; Trinity Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Cape de Griz, France, 26 September 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Wissant Communal Cemetery, France
Collective grave 3 - Hedstone inscription: Gone but not forgotten. Loved by all
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

5 Dec 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 410144, Melbourne, Victoria
26 Sep 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 410144, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles William and Bertha Minnie Brookman of Canterbury, Victoria

Plane was Lancaster LM 223 and was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at Cape de Gris, Nez, France while on air operations over Calais. Five of the crew were Australians

Also served 19 months in the Victorian Scottish in 1939 and 3 months in Mt Martha Camp

Subjects passed at school were English, History, Commercial Practice. Failed Maths, Geography, French

He played 2 seasons church cricket; football with East Kew; Tennis with St Hilarys Church of England

 

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