Margaret Jones CAREY


CAREY, Margaret Jones

Service Number: 105088
Enlisted: 23 December 1942
Last Rank: Aircraftwoman
Last Unit: General Reconnaissance School
Born: Houston, Scotland, 17 March 1923
Home Town: East Fremantle, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), at sea off Crescent Head, NSW, 7 April 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Royal Australian Air Force Memorial, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 105088
23 Dec 1942: Enlisted Aircraftwoman, SN 105088, General Reconnaissance School
23 Dec 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftwoman, SN 105088
23 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftwoman, SN 105088
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftwoman, SN 105088

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Avro Anson aircraft W2244 of General Reconnaissance Squadron Bairnsdale was reported missing at sea off Crescent Head, NSW with the loss of all personnel on board.  Commemorated on the Sydney Memorial are:

Flight Lieutenant Thomas Archibald Meiklejohn 405635

Flight Lieutenant Alec Allan Buck 2592

Flight Lieutenant Francis John Butcher 253245

Flight Lieutenant Douglas Hardy Byerley 405439

Aircraftwoman Margaret Jones Carey (nee Traynor) 105088 of the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) - Panel 7