Max Irvernia Thomas JARVIS


JARVIS, Max Irvernia Thomas

Service Number: 9268
Enlisted: 21 February 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Radar Stations (RAAF)
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 13 August 1919
Home Town: Horsham, Wimmera, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer- Truck Driver
Died: Aircraft accident, Archerfield Airfield, Queensland, Australia , Amberley, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 27 March 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld
ANZ 7 75 56 Roll of Honour - Horsham Victoria , Lutwyche Cemetery, Lutwyche, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 9268
21 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 9268, 1 Recruit Depot Shepparton (RAAF)
1 Apr 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, Radar Stations (RAAF)
4 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 9268, Radar Stations (RAAF), Australia's Front Line (incl Darwin Defenders)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Alfred Edward and Kate Jarvis

Husband of Maureen Mavis Jarvis of Horsham, Victoria


Douglas DC3 (C-47) VH-CTB, A30-16 (A65-2) of 36 Squadron RAAF Townsville was involved in a fatal accident at Archerfield Aerodrome with a total of all 23 personnel on board killed making this the 10th Worst Air Disaster in Australia (see ozatwar for more info).  The crew of four RAAF personnel were killed as were all passengers consisting of 17 Australian and 2 American personnel.

RAAF Personnel:

400454 Flying Officer Alexander Kenn Arnold (pilot) 36 Squadron RAAF

Sergeant Joseph Hammond (co-pilot) 36 Squadron RAAF

Sergeant Lyle Carter Morgan (Wireless Operator) 36 Squadron RAAF

LAC Samuel Ivan Wiles (Fitter) 36 Squadron RAAF

Sergeant John Atherton HQ North Eastern Area, Townsville

LAC Thomas William Beckley 20 Signals Unit, Townsville

Pilot Officer David Andrew Blackley 20 Signals Unit, Townsville

LAC John Edward Chinner 3 Fighter Sector, Townsville

Sergeant Robert William Tylden Chisholm 1 Reserve Personnel Pool, Garbutt

LAC Kevin Francis Flanagan 9 Mobile Fighter Sector, Milne Bay

LAC Charles Paton Eric Fly 12 Signals Unit, Townsville

Sergeant Max Irvenia Thomas Jarvis 28 Radar Finding Unit, Fitzroy Island, Cairns

LAC Terrence Joseph Kelly 12 Signals Unit, Townsville

LAC Kenneth Owen Paton 11 Squadron, RAAF

Pilot Officer Alfred Tatlock 20 Signals Unit, Townsville

LAC Geoffrey Frederick Waters 1 Transport and Movement Office, Sydney

Corporal Thomas Keith McDowell Watt 28 Radar Finding Unit, Fitzroy Island, Cairns

WAAAF Personnel:

Corporal Violet May Gunning WAAAF Brisbane W/T Station

Corporal Ruth Ada Hills WAAAF Brisbane W/T Station

ACW Florence May Jackson WAAAF Brisbane W/T Station

Australian Army Personnel:

Lieutenant Irwin Leo Smith A.C.M.F. 2 L. of C. Sub Area, Australian Headquarters

US Army Personnel: Major Eugene H. Halliwell (0-393127) and 1st Lieutenant Francis M. Skinner (0-430024)