LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic Second Class William Henry THORBURN

Service No: 3485
Born: Bairnsdale VIC, August 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 15 March 1918
Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Illness (Influenza), Germany, 14 January 1919, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Elizabeth Thorburn, of 19, Regent St., Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Place of Association: Kensington VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

No. 4 Squadron was part of the allied occupation force.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, THORBURN WILLIAM HENRY

Bibliography:

Richards, E.J. (Edward John) Australian Airmen: History of the 4th Squadron, publisher unknown, c1919

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