David Beaufort GROUT

GROUT, David Beaufort

Service Number: 18590
Enlisted: 23 September 1940
Last Rank: Air Observer
Last Unit: No. 9 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 9 December 1912
Home Town: Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Architect
Died: Flying Accident, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, 22 May 1942, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
C of E Section 9 Grave 19 (GRM/2),
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

23 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 18590, Melbourne
23 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 18590
22 May 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Air Observer, 18590, No. 9 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant (Observer) David Beaufort Grout 18590 of Number 9 Squadron RAAF was killed when Seagull aircraft (Flying Boat) A2-16 overturned during a water landing on Lake Macquarie

The pilot survived the incident - 411847 Pilot Officer Edgar Murray Allison (discharged from the RAAF in July 1946 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant)

Sergeant Grout’s father was Major Grout, the former Spanish consul in Brisbane

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

David Beaufort GROUT was born in Brisbane, Queensland on 9th December, 1912

His parents were John William Huggins GROUT and Winifred Jane VIAL

He was in London when war broke out and returned to Australia to enlist in the RAAf in Melbourne on 23rd September, 1940

David married Amy May BENNETT in the Chapel at Melbourne Grammar School, Victoria in 1940

He died in an Aircraft accident on Lake Macquarie, NSW and is buried in the Sandgate Cemetery in Newcastle

                    "To dearly loved to be forgotten"