LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Bertram LEE

Service No: 48145
Born: Kadina SA, 16 March 1900
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1942
Unit: No. 55 Operational Base Unit, Gorrie NT
Died: Injuries from Ground Accident on 28 June 1944, Darwin NT, 13 August 1944, Aged 46 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Lily Lee; husband of Reata Alice Lee, of Woodville Park, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Port Noarlunga SA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 28 June 1944 Leading Aircraftman Lee and Leading Aircraftman Roy Walton Bushell (25172) received petrol burns from an accident on the tarmac at Gorrie. Leading Aircraftman Lee succumbed to his injuries at No. 129 Australian General Hospital (Darwin) on 13 August 1944 and Leading Aircraftman Bushell was discharged from the RAAF on 17 May 1945

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, 16624/486

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