Eric Alan Mervyn DEIGNAN

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DEIGNAN, Eric Alan Mervyn

Service Number: 404480
Enlisted: 13 September 1940
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Toowoomba, QLD, 3 November 1916
Home Town: Surat, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Flying Battle, Middle East, 26 April 1943, aged 26 years
Cemetery: El Alia Cemetery
12 H 31, El Alia Cemetery, Mohammedia, Algeria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Surat Memorial Gate WW2 Honour Roll, Surat War Memorial, The Freedom Tree Surat
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 404480
13 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 404480

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Herbert Patrick and Dora Deignan, of Surat, Queensland, Australia

HIS DUTY NOBLY AND FEARLESSLY DONE. EVER LOVINGLY REMEMBERED

SERGT.-OBSERVER E. A. DEIGNAN, who lost his life in air operations in Tunisia, Africa on April 28. He is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Deignan, Boxleigh, Surat, and completed his  training in Canada and England. Before Joining the R.A.A.F. he assisted his father in the grazing industry.

An only son and always keenly interested in aviation, he was a bright young man, well and popularly known in the Surat district and his death is greatly regretted by the whole community.

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