LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Leslie Edrich NUNN

Service No: 31188
Born: Margate TAS, 16 October 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 May 1941
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Motor Vehicle Accident, near Werribee VIC, 2 April 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Red Hills (Bushy Park) Cemetery TAS
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert John and Phoebe E. Nunn; husband of Mavis June Nunn, of Uxbridge
Roll of Honour: Moogara TAS
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 2 April 1942, three RAAF members were killed and one fatally injured in a vehicle accident at 1845 hours on the Prince’s Highway 3 kms east of Werribee. A rear tyre of the track in which they were travelling blew out. The members were returning from duty at the Corpus Christi Dispersal Area.

The RAAF members involved in the accident were:

Corporal Leslie Archibald Anthony (1923) Injured: Discharged from the RAAF: 11 December 1943
Aircraftman Class 1 Ivan Allan Briggs (8908) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 21 May 1947
Leading Aircraftman Athol Gordon Chivers (8894) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 30 November 1945
Leading Aircraftman William Arthur Charles Dyer (18489) Killed
Leading Aircraftman James Gill (19855) Uninjured: Discharged from the RAAF: 7 December 1945
Aircraftman Class 1 Donald James Glover (13695) Uninjured: Discharged from the RAAF: 12 December 1945
Flight Lieutenant William John Linnitt (1318) (O3229) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 31 December 1952
Leading Aircraftman Vyron Matuschka (13274) Killed
Leading Aircraftman Leslie Edrich Nunn (31188) Killed
Leading Aircraftman Archibald Palamountain (11077) Fatally injured: Died 2 December 1942
Flying Officer James Harold Hamilton Potter (3568) (O3496) Injured: Discharged from the RAAF: 30 June 1950
Corporal Eric Edward Sedgley (5993) Injured: Discharged from the RAAF: 23 October 1945
Aircraftman Norman Jellicoe Skinner (42855) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 January 1946
Aircraftwoman Ilsa Yvonne Margaret Thompson (90633) Injured: Discharged from the RAAF: 5 May 1944
Leading Aircraftman James Hubert Veal (13275) Uninjured: Discharged from the RAAF: 26 February 1945

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, 163/147/203

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