Keith Braybrook HENRY


HENRY, Keith Braybrook

Service Number: 61691
Enlisted: 30 December 1941
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, 12 June 1923
Home Town: Woollahra, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Peron Islands, Northern Territory, Australia , 6 December 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 61691
30 Dec 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Beaufighter aircraft A19-86 of Number 31 Squadron crashed into the sea near the Peron Islands, NT while on a gunnery exercise.

Leading Aircraftman Keith Braybrook Henry 61691 survived the impact and was picked up by a rescue flying boat from Darwin but died from his injuries.  He was buried at Adelaide River War Cemetery.  Son of George Braybrook Henry and Mary Jane Henry of Woollahra, NSW

Commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT are:

Flying Officer Kenneth Albert Gerdes 410322 - Son of Albert Henry and Fanny Jane Gerdes of Frankston, Victoria

Flight Sergeant Andrew Kenneth McMillan 413320 - Son of Andrew Donald and Ivy McMillan of Bondi, NSW