Lysle Herbert Hungerford DEARING


DEARING, Lysle Herbert Hungerford

Service Number: 413550
Enlisted: 12 September 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Operational Training Units (RAF)
Born: Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, 12 August 1923
Home Town: Bankstown, Bankstown, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, United Kingdom, 7 July 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery
Plot 1/2 Grave 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Sep 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 413550, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
12 Sep 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 413550, Aircrew Training Units
7 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Air Force (WW2), Operational Training Units (RAF)

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Lysle Herbert Hungerford DEARING was born on 12th August 1923 in Marrickville, Sydney, NSW

His parents were Lysle Edward Paul DEARING and Rita Gwendoline HERBERT

He enlisted with the RAAF on 12th September, 1941 - Posting at death was the 15 Operational Training Unit

Lysle died in an aircraft accident  on 7th July, 1943 near Odstone, UK and is buried in Oxford Botley Cemetery, Vale of White Horse district, Oxfordshire - he is also listed on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Bankstown, NSW

Summary:  A Wellington Bomber X3160 took off from RAF Hartwell at 1105 hours on 7th July 1943 and was detailed to carry out a cross country training exercise.  The aircraft caught fire following the failure of the holding down studs to No. 4 cylinder in the port engine and at 1310 hours the bomber broke up in the air.  The main debris fell over White Horse Hill some two miles north of Odstone, a hamlet one mile east of Asbury and five miles NW of Lambourn, Berkshire UK.  All the crew were killed


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NEWSPAPER OBITUARY - Sydney Mornng Herald 13th July, 1943

DEARING.  July 7, 1943 at Odstone, Great Britain, Sergeant Lysle Herbert Dearing (R.A.A.F) dearly beloved son of Mr. & Mrs. Lysle Dearing and loving brother of Edward and Gloria of 32 Old Kent Rd, Bankstown aged 19 years