Aircraftman Class I Thomas Stephen BANKS

Service No: 78501
Born: Mount Morgan QLD, 17 November 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 September 1942
Unit: No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, Maryborough QLD
Died: Ground Accident, near Gympie QLD, 3 July 1943, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Woombye Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Thomas Banks and Mary Ann Banks; husband of Edna May Banks, of Woombye
Roll of Honour: Palmwoods QLD
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 3 July 1943, Aircraftman Class I Banks, a Flight Mechanic, was killed in a motor accident when off duty. He was a passenger in an Army jeep which overturned on the road from Gympie to his home town, Woombye, about 20 miles south of Gympie, and he was thrown out, striking his head on a bridge.


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, 166/5/209

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