LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Rupert Percival MALES

Service No: 5336
Born: Hobart TAS, 1 June 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 November 1939 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: Headquarters RAAF Station Townsville QLD
Died: Ground Accident, Townsville, 10 July 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George James Males and Margaret Lydia Males, of Glebe, Tasmania
Roll of Honour: Hobart TAS
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 10 July 1942, Corporal Males, a Mess Steward, died of injuries received in a collision between a RAAF transport vehicle and a US Army truck.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/142/398

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