Geoffrey Reginald DEAN

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DEAN, Geoffrey Reginald

Service Number: 408057
Enlisted: 27 April 1940
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 1 Service Flying Training School
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 21 July 1919
Home Town: Evandale, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Altona, Victoria, Australia, 11 January 1941, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Evandale War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 408057
27 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 408057, 1 Service Flying Training School
27 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 408057
27 Apr 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 408057
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 408057

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Three Leading Aircraftmen (LACs) of Number 1 Service Flying Training School at Point Cook (1SFTS) were drowned when their dinghy went missing between Point Cook and Altona - Geoffrey Reginald Dean 408057 (Springvale Crematorium) / Leslie Newman-Samuel Wright 406158 (Sydney Memorial) / Harold Leslie Parry 406059 (Footscray Cemetery)