CAMERON, John Duff

Service Number: 24119
Enlisted: 31 May 1940
Last Rank: Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 1 Air Observers School Cootamundra
Born: Annandale, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 1914
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia, 11 November 1940, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland
RC Plot Section 2 Block 1 Allotment 60 Grave R261, Toowoomba Cemetery, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba WW2 Roll of Honour Book
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 24119
31 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 24119, No. 1 Air Observers School Cootamundra
31 May 1940: Enlisted SN 24119

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

De Havilland Dragon aircraft A34-2 from Number 1 Air Observers School crashed 2 miles SW of Cootamundra after it stalled in a turn resulting in a spin, it then hit the ground and burst into flames killing all crew on board:

Flying Officer (Pilot) James Frederick Hearne 676 buried in Bathurst General Cemetery

AC John Duff Cameron 24119 buried in Toowoomba Cemetery

LAC Ernest Arthur Piercy 404202 buried in Cootamundra General Cemetery

LAC Robert Montgomery 4113 buried in Williamstown General Cemetery, Victoria

LAC James Clifford Stanley 400197 buried in Barrabool Hills Cemetery, Victoria

LAC John Head 402016 buried in Cootamundra General Cemetery (marked as “dangerously injured” on the NAA file - also died 11/11/40)