LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Irvine Margetts HAMILTON

Service No: 250801
Born: Bairnsdale VIC, 10 March 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 March 1940 (at Parafield SA)
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-354), near East Sale, 13 August 1943, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Irvine Hamilton and Laura Hamilton, of West Moolap. Dip of Agric. (Dookie)
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On a non-operational flight on 13 August 1943, at 1415 hours Beaufort A9-354 flown solo by Flight Lieutenant Hamilton crashed in a paddock 4 miles north-west of the runway at East Sale while endeavouring to carry out what appeared to be an emergency landing and he was killed.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/250; A9845, 254

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