LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman John Cecil SMITH

Service No: 39183
Born: Alberton SA, 5 December 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1941
Unit: RAAF Station Port Moresby, PNG
Died: Ground Accident, Port Moresby, 22 April 1947, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel Augustine and Florence May Smith
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 16 April 1947, Leading Aircraftman Smith a Driver Motor Transport, was severely burnt when he was attempting to start the engines of a Bomb Scow and an explosion occurred causing a petrol fire. He died of his injuries on 22 April 1947.

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, 166/38/1416

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