John Gregory THOMSON

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THOMSON, John Gregory

Service Number: 423564
Enlisted: 14 July 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 1 Air Observers School (Cootamundra)
Born: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, 14 February 1922
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 14 July 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery
Plot A Row A Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 423564
14 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 423564, No. 1 Air Observers School (Cootamundra)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

LAC Thomson 423564 from Number 1 Air Observer School based at Cootamundra was killed in the loss of Avro Anson aircraft DJ497 south of Wagga Wagga

The other crew on board survived the incident: Pilot Officer Tolcher 426713 (discharged from the RAAF in November 1945) / Sergeant Edenborough 412122 (discharged from the RAAF in January 1946) / LAC Thomas 428825 (discharged from the RAAF in January 1946) / LAC Sproge 427266 (died 27 March 1944 in Ireland)