Ronald Leslie MATHIESEN

MATHIESEN, Ronald Leslie

Service Number: QX60160
Enlisted: 10 June 1944
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd/6th Independent Company / Cavalry Commando Squadron
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 22 May 1925
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), New Guinea, 18 September 1945, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dakota Transport A65-61, Maryborough Queen's Park War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

10 Jun 1944: Involvement Trooper, QX60160, 2nd/6th Independent Company / Cavalry Commando Squadron
10 Jun 1944: Enlisted
10 Jun 1944: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX60160

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Dakota A65-61 (VH-CUT) from 38SQN crashed near Merauke, Dutch NG while on a mission to evacuate wounded servicemen to Australia - the RAAF crew of 10 and the 19 soldiers on board were all killed in the accident.  The wreckage of the aircraft was discovered in 1970 with the remains of those killed interred in Bomana Cemetery