Desmond Barton ELLERAY

ELLERAY, Desmond Barton

Service Number: 404091
Enlisted: 24 May 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Nambour, Queensland, Australia, 11 May 1918
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Pilton State School & Scots College, Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Storekeeper
Died: Flying Accident, Scaftworth, Bassetlaw District, Nottinghamshire, England, 18 November 1941, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Holy Trinity and St Oswalds Churchyard Extension, Finningley, U.K.
Row F. Grave 1.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW2, Toowoomba WW2 Roll of Honour Book, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, 404091
24 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 404091

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Manchester L7248 of 25OTU (3PRC) based at RAF Finningley crashed at Scaftworth near Retford in Nottingham, England following loss of power from the port engine during a night navigational training flight

Crew killed: Flying Officer Desmond Barton Elleray 404091 RAAF

Flight Sergeant Adams DFM 742983 RAF (Captain - Pilot)

Flight Sergeant Baxter DFM 742962 RAF (Pilot)

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Desmond Barton ELLERAY was born in Nambour, Queensland on 11th May, 1918

His parents were Barton ELLERAY & Margaret Lillian WALKER