Beaumont Ray GOODING

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GOODING, Beaumont Ray

Service Number: 415730
Enlisted: 31 January 1942, Number 11 Elementary Flying Training School
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School (2EFTS) Benalla
Born: Wagin, Western Australia, Australia, 23 October 1918
Home Town: Moulyinning, Dumbleyung Shire, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 December 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dumbleyung War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 415730
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School (2EFTS) Benalla, Number 11 Elementary Flying Training School

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

LAC Gooding of Number 11 Elementary Flying Training School suffered severe injuries when he dived into a shallow pool at Benalla, Victoria on Xmas day 1942 - he died at Number 6 RAAF Hospital in Heidelberg two days later (cause of death information obtained from member’s NAA casualty file)

 

Son of Beaumont Harnson Gooding and Elizabeth Sarah Gooding of Moulyinning, Western Australia