Stephen James SMITHERAM

SMITHERAM, Stephen James

Service Number: 411055
Enlisted: 31 March 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, 11 June 1922
Home Town: Newtown, Inner West, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Accident, Dutson, Victoria, Australia, West Sale, Sale, Victoria, Australia, 8 September 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
RC Section 16 Grave 1865, Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Royal Australian Air Force Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, 411055
31 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 411055

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Stephen James Smitheram 411055 of Number 3 Bombing & Gunnery School based at West Sale in Victoria was killed when Hawker Demon A1-44 crashed at the Dutson training range, Victoria

Leading Aircraftman Ernest George Thompson 410106 BEM was injured in the crash - he was awarded with the British Empire Medal (Military) for his brave conduct in the aircraft crash (discharged from the RAAF in February 1946)