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    Aircraftman 1st Class Horace Relby Elliott ATKINSON (6174)

    FLIGHT MECHANIC DIES AT
    WORK
    fN-' MELBOURNE, Friday;
    Soon after he had complained of
    feeling ill while ..working at No. 1
    R.A.A.F. engineering school, at the
    Show Grounds yesterday, Horace
    Atkinson, a flight mechanic, who
    came from Brisbane, collapsed and
    died. "

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    Aircraftman 1st Class George Linsay (Lindsay) REED (8099)

    Note: family notice quotes Lindsay

    CAR CRASHES.
    Two Men Succumb.
    MELBOURNE, June 10.
    Two men died from Injuries received
    In car crashes In Melbourne on Satur
    day. William George Cunningham, 42,
    single, procesB engraver, of Elma
    Road, St. Hilda, was killed when his
    car skidded and crashed Into a tree in
    Aslin-street, Gardenvale. His mother,
    Mrs. Annie Cunningham, 66, who was
    with him, received leg injuries and
    George Lindsay Reed, 19, of Laver
    ton Flying School, who was one of
    seven air force men Injured in a crash
    at Dudley-street, West Melbourne,
    died In hospital from extensive head
    injuries.

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Francis Hugh SAXTY (9327)
    Aircraftman Fatally
    Injured
    BENA, Sunday.— When a motor
    cycle . on which - he was riding came
    into collision with a motor car on
    Melbourne-Korumburra road on Satur
    day, Francis Hugh Saxty, 27 years, of
    Brisbane, R.A.A.F. fitter attached to
    the show grounds camp, Melbourne,
    received fatal injuries.

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    Flight Lieutenant James Ballinghall Dundas HAMILTON (3) 1940-06-17 Australia Geelong Eastern Cemetery
    Pilot Officer Wallace Malcolm Netherleigh STEWART () Pilot 1940-06-17 Australia Macquarie Park Cemetery And Cr

    Hudson A16-58

    Two Killed in R.A;A.F.
    Plane Crash
    MELBOURNE,' Monday) — The') Air |
    Board announces an R.AA.F. machine
    crashed five miles north of Windsor
    (N.S.W.) at 4.10 p.m. to-day, the pilot j
    and ani .air cadet being 'killed. Trie
    victims were: Flight-Lieuteiiarit I
    James Ballingall Duridas Hamilton
    (29), and Air Cadet Wallace Malcolm
    Stewart (22).

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Ray George BRAND (10467)

    When his car overturned on the Gee-
    long rd, Werribee, yesterday morning.
    Ray George Brand, aircraftsman, of
    Laverton, was killed instantly.


    BRAND.— The Friends of 'the late Aircraftman
    GEOROE RAY BRAND, R.A.A.F.. are respectlully Informcd that his remains will be in
    terred In the Ballarat.New Cemetery.

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Roy Reus HOPKIN (15371)
    DEATHS.
    HOPKIN.-June 26, at the Military Hospital,
    Melbourne, suddenly, Aircraftsman Roy Reus Hopkin (R.A.A.F.), of 4 Barclay Street, Waverley,
    dearly loved husband of Thelma May Hopkin and
    loving father of Pam and Barry, aged 29 years

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Allan Frederick LOCK (8969)

    A.LF. Soldier
    From Maroochydore
    Dies in Melbourne.
    PRIVATE ALAN LOCK.
    Residents of Maroochydore were sad
    dened yesterday when word was re
    ceived of the passing of Private Alan
    Lock, of the A.I.F., in Melbourne, at
    6 a.m., from double pneumonia. His
    parents reside at Maroochydore. When
    word was received the previous day of
    his serious illness, his mother left Ma
    roochydore, intending to fly to Mel
    bourne from Brisbane. There was no
    room on the plane leaving Brisbane,
    and Mrs. Lock entrained for Sydney,
    where she transferred to the plane for
    Melbourne. Her son had passed away,
    four hours previous to her arrival.
    The deceased, who was 21 years of
    age, and an only son, enlisted from
    Maroochydore six weeks ago. His
    father is an ex-Imperial Guardsman,
    and took part at Mons and early en
    gagements in the last war. In addi
    tion to his parents, two sisters, who are
    at present in Brisbane, survive him.

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    Sergeant Vincent Charles MONTEROLA (2504) 1940-08-01 Australia Richmond (St. Peter) Anglican
    Pilot Officer Harry Thomas HOPGOOD (683) 1940-08-01 Australia Macquarie Park Cemetery And Cr

    Wirraway A20-17 CA-1

    R.A.A.F. TRAGEDY.
    PLANE CRASHES INTO VALLEY.
    Pilot and Observer Killed.
    SYDNEY, Aug. 1.-A Wifaway train
    ing plane from a Royal Australian Air
    Force aerodrome crashed into the side of
    a precipitous gully, four miles from Hazel
    brook, on the Blue Mountains, today, and
    the two occupants were killed. The vic
    tims were:
    PILCT-OFFICER HARRY THOMAS HOPGOOD (26). of Mosman. Sydner.
    SERGEANT VINCENT CHARLES MONTEROLA (23). of Wentworth .N.S.W..
    Both were married. The pilot-officer
    was burnt with the plane and Sergeant
    Monterola, his observer, was hurled from
    the plane to his death.

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Arthur Edward ALDERSON (6517) 1940-08-08 Australia Narromine General Cemetery
    Flying Officer Holbert Frederick SMALES (603) 1940-08-08 Australia Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney

    8-8-40

    F/O H. Smales

    AC1 A.C. Alderson, age 29

    Cremated Rookwood NSW

    Narromine Civil Cemetery

    5 EFTS

    Tiger Moth A17-36

    Spun into ground 6km northwest of Narromine

    TWO KILLED.
    R.A.A.F. CRASH.
    SYDNEY, August 8. —Two mem-
    bers of the Royal Australian Air
    Force were killed in a crash five
    miles from Narromine to-day. The
    machine crashed in a wheatfield on
    Redlands, the property of Messrs. J.H.
    and J. H. A. Warren. The latter
    said he saw the 'plane circling over
    the property some time before the
    accident, and the engine appeared
    to be running efficiently. He did
    not see or hear the crash, but later
    found the wrecked 'plane with its
    nose buried in the ground.
    The victims were: Flying-officer Hol-
    bert Frederick Smales (30), married,
    instructor. and Aircraftsman Arthur
    Edward Alderson (29), flight mechanic.

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    Sergeant Dudley Howard DOWNS (2464) 1940-08-12 Australia Sydney Memorial
    Pilot Officer Walter Keith BEESTON (24180) 1940-08-12 Australia Sydney Memorial
    Sergeant Hamilton James O'GORMAN (2545) 1940-08-12 Australia Sydney Memorial
    Aircraftman 1st Class Francis John STARR (5085) 1940-08-12 Australia Sydney Memorial
    Leading Aircraftman George Leslie SAVAGE (3746) 1940-08-12 Australia Sydney Memorial
    Flying Officer Mervyn Stephen MATTHEWS (382) 1940-08-12 Australia Sydney Memorial

    Date: 12-AUG-1940
    Time:
    Lockheed Hudson
    Owner/operator: 23 Sqn RAAF
    Registration: A16-27
    C/n / msn: 1878
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6

    Written off (presumed destroyed) in an accident: Missing 12/08/40 on a navigational flight off of the south Queensland coast near Stradbroke Islands, Queensland. Aircraft failed to return from a navigational exercise at sea. Its wireless faded out 20 minutes after takeoff, and nothing more was heard.

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