Thomas Frederick WAUGH

WAUGH, Thomas Frederick

Service Number: 37197
Enlisted: 12 June 1941
Last Rank: Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Towridgi, New South Wales, Australia , 19 September 1917
Home Town: Cardiff, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Coal Miner
Died: Enemy mine explosion, Marble Arch airfield Libya, 18 December 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya
Plot 6. Row E. Grave 17. Local Roll of Honour- Newcastle, New South Wales , Benghazi War Cemetery, Benghazi province, Libya
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane No 3 Squadron Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement 37197
12 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, 37197
12 Jun 1941: Enlisted 37197, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
2 Apr 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, 37197, Emb. Adelaide for Egypt
20 May 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, 37197, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

On 18/12/42 one of the members of the 3SQN advance ground crew jumped out of their truck on to an enemy 'S' mine at Marble Arch Landing Ground - 3 men were killed outright with 2 others passing away soon after.  Buried at Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya are:

Maurice Thompson 7170 / Tommy Waugh 37197 / Les Horne 40506

Brian Gates 14827 died en route to hospital by air

George Bartsch 39549 died on 21/12/42 in Benghazi Hospital