LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Clarence Albert CHENEY

Service No: 47626
Born: Prospect SA, 17 July 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 February 1942
Unit: No. 3 Airfield Construction Squadron, Mindoro, Philippines
Died: Self Inflicted Injury, Kilburn SA, 17 May 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Hilda Louisa Cheney, of Prospect
Roll of Honour: Prospect SA
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 17 May 1945, Leading Aircraftman Cheney, a Fitter Armourer, died when he committed suicide by asphyxiation in a car at Kilburn.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/992

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