LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Max Lawrie Thomas CURTIS

Service No: 27731
Born: Swan Reach SA, 18 October 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 September 1940
Discharged from the RAAF: 24 May 1946
Unit at Discharge: No. 41 Squadron
Died: Injuries, SA, 25 June 1947, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Archibald and Myrtle Doris Curtis; husband of Ina Desma Curtis, of Yurgo
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On 3 March 1945, Corporal Curtis, a Fitter II Engines, was seriously injured in an accident from which he did not fully recover.

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, 166/8/893
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

McFarlane, C.C. (Cyrus C.) Tojo’s Fate: Australia’s secret war, Sid Harta Publishers Glen Waverley VIC 3150, 2009
McMillan A. (Andrew) Catalina Dreaming: rescues exciting missions and other stories about the famous Australian flying boats of WWII, Duffy and Snellgrove Potts Point NSW, 2002
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Catalina, Neptune and Orion in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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