Horace Stanley COGHLAN

COGHLAN, Horace Stanley

Service Number: 59741
Enlisted: 30 July 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 1 September 1919
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Peron Islands, Northern Territory, Australia, 4 December 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 10, Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement 59741
30 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
30 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 59741, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Husband of Coral Grace Coghlan of West Brunswick, Victoria


RAAF Beaufighter aircraft A19-117 of 31 Squadron was engaged in air combat exercises when it crashed into the sea near the Peron Islands, NT - all crew killed:

Flying Officer Neville Thomas Stubbs 423350 (Pilot)

Pilot Officer Malcolm John Taylor 418772 (Navigator)

Leading Aircraftman Horace Stanley Coghlan 59741 (Ground Crew - Flight Rigger)