Ernest John GRADY

GRADY, Ernest John

Service Number: 37501
Enlisted: 19 June 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Repair and Servicing Units
Born: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 14 September 1911
Home Town: Parkes, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Coral Sea, New Guinea, 22 April 1943, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Port Moresby Memorial, Port Moresby, Papua, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Parkes & District Cenotaph, Port Moresby (Bomana) Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, 37501
19 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
19 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 37501, RAAF Personnel / Embarkation / Holding Units
22 Apr 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 37501, Repair and Servicing Units, Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Empire Flying Boat VH-ADU operated by Qantas crashed during an emergency landing on the open sea near Port Moresby - the following personnel were not able to be rescued and they are commemorated on the Port Moresby Memorial

PHILLIPS, Theodore John (Pilot Officer) 267520 (Aircrew)

BARTLEY, Walter Robert (Pilot Officer) 267521 (Aircrew)

HARRIS, James Abraham (AC) 423531

GROGAN, Vincent Edward (AC) 55573

STEPHENS, Alan Reginald (AC) 59312

ELLIS, Alfred James (LAC) 32238

FLANAGAN, Ernest Alfred (LAC) 51288

GRADY, Ernest John (Sergeant) 37501

NICHOLSON, Donald William (Corporal) 50337