Verdun Bernice SHEAH

SHEAH, Verdun Bernice

Service Number: 501253
Enlisted: 1 July 1942
Last Rank: Sister (Nursing Service)
Last Unit: 2 Medical Air Evacuation and Transport Unit
Born: Leeton, New South Wales, Australia, 3 March 1916
Home Town: Narrandera, Narrandera, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nursing Sister
Died: Aircraft Accident, New Guinea, 15 November 1945, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
C. B. 2.
Memorials: Australian Military Nurses Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Memorial Rose Garden, Kapunda Dutton Park Memorial Gardens Nurses Plaques, Leeton Mountford Park WW2 Memorial, Narrandera WW2 War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement 501253
1 Jul 1942: Enlisted Sister (Nursing Service), 501253, 2 Medical Air Evacuation and Transport Unit
1 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 501253

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

33 Squadron RAAF Dakota A65-54 (VH CUP) was lost between Jacquinot Bay and Rabaul, Papua New Guinea with all crew KIA:

MILLS, Maurice James (LAC) 137163 / LOBWEIN, Grahame Patrick (Flight Lieutenant) 404723 / HANRAHAN, Ronald Alexander (Flight Lieutenant) 423723 / BREDERLIN, Douglas Albert (Flight Sergeant) 444773 / BRIDGE, Stanley William (Corporal) 69362 / CUSHING, Hugh (Corporal) 419913 / BLAKE, Norman Harold (LAC) 431713 / SHEAH, Verdun Bernice (Sister) 501253