Service Number: QX54584
Enlisted: 29 January 1943
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Derry, Ireland, 5 May 1924
Home Town: Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), New Guinea, 18 September 1945, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dakota Transport A65-61
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World War 2 Service

29 Jan 1943: Enlisted
29 Jan 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, QX54584, 2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1943: Involvement Private, QX54584

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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