Albert Ian GUMLEY


GUMLEY, Albert Ian

Service Number: 418266
Enlisted: 15 May 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 1 Service Flying Training School
Born: Beeac, Victoria, Australia, 4 April 1924
Home Town: Cressy, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Meredith, Victoria, Australia, 19 July 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cressy & District War Memorial Gates
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 418266
15 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 1 Service Flying Training School

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Victor Vivian and Blanche Maud Gumley of Cressy, Victoria


Mid-air collision during formation flying over Durdidwarrah Dam, 7 miles east of Meredith, Victoria between two Oxford training aircraft from 1 Service Flying Training School, Point Cook.  All crew involved were killed:

Oxford EB897 - Leading Aircraftmen Alan Kenneth Goyne 428043 & Albert Ian Gumley 418266

Oxford AS909 - Leading Aircraftmen David George Haig 34331 & Noel Irvine Crane 419848