Jeffrey Graham CORNFOOT


CORNFOOT, Jeffrey Graham

Service Number: 205780
Enlisted: 19 July 1938, Point Cook, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13 February 1920
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong Grammar, Scotch College, Melbourne
Occupation: Office Worker
Died: Flying Accident, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 26 November 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Cairns War Cemetery
Plot A. Row A. Grave 5.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Non Warlike Service

19 Jul 1938: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 205780, Point Cook, Victoria

World War 2 Service

26 Nov 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 205780, No. 75 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Jeffrey Graham Cornfoot 205780 was killed in the loss of RAAF 75SQN Kittyhawk A29-156 P-40E (#41-5598)

The aircraft went out of control while flying at 1200 feet above Cairns and crashed into an unoccupied house in Pease Street in the suburb of Edge Hill - the house was totally destroyed by the ensuing fire

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Jeffrey Graham CORNFOOT was born in Kew, Victoria on 13th February, 1920

His parents were David Graham CORNFOOT & Evelyn Margretha (Margaret) HOLDENSON who married in Victoria in 1917

He enlisted at Point Cook, Victoria on 19th July, 1938 with the Royal Australian Air Force

Jeffrey died in a Flying Accident in Cairns, Queensland on 26th November, 1942 and is buried in the Cairns War Cemetery


His brother Ronald Graham CORNFOOT (SN 250630) also served in the RAAF during WW2 and was a Squadron Leader with 38 Squadron - he was discharged in 1946