LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Bernard Keith BARTY

Service No: 2380
Born: Newport VIC, 17 December 1907
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 February 1929
Unit: Headquarters North Eastern Area, Townsville
Died: Vehicle Accident, near Charters Towers QLD, 28 June 1944, Aged 36 Years
Buried: Charters Towers War Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David and Florence Barty; husband of Linda Margaret Barty, of Williamstown, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Williamstown VIC
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 June 1944, RAAF vehicle 202023 (Driver: Leading Aircraftman George Ernest Yorke (44328)) and Army vehicle 017069 collided 8 kms from Charters Towers on the Charters Towers – Townsville Road. The following RAAF personnel were casualties or suffered injuries:

Killed or died of injuries:

Flight Lieutenant Bernard Keith Barty (2380)
Corporal Thelma Edith McConnell (91885)
Aircraftwoman Estelle May Scaroni (99391)
Sergeant Mary Catherine Wynack (90550)

Injured:

Leading Aircraftman George Frederick Boothby (71105) Discharged from the RAAF: 4 July 1946
Leading Aircraftman John Joseph Dwyer (51427) Discharged from the RAAF: 4 February 1946
Corporal Thomas George Evans (65922) Discharged from the RAAF: 20 March 1946
Aircraftwoman Kathleen Florence Gregory (107061) Discharged from the RAAF: 29 March 1946
Leading Aircraftman Thomas Patrick Kenny (71770) Discharged from the RAAF: 2 March 1948
Aircraftwoman Daphne May Lidbury (176174) Discharged from the RAAF: 15 January 1946
Leading Aircraftman Edwin Victor Lobb (414805) Discharged from the RAAF: 29 November 1945
Leading Aircraftman John Michael McCarthy (67749) Discharged from the RAAF: 1 May 1946
Leading Aircraftman William Albert McIntyre (72297) Discharged from the RAAF: 16 October 1945
Warrant Officer William Frederick Montgomery (3162) (A31053) Discharged from the RAAF: 4 March 1970
Leading Aircraftman Glendon Thomas Parsons (77057) Discharged from the RAAF: 3 September 1946
Leading Aircraftman John Bernard Quinn (62371) Discharged from the RAAF: 24 January 1946
Leading Aircraftman Stanley Winston Ryan (70617) Discharged from the RAAF: 6 September 1945
Aircraftwoman Sheila May Treffene (110227) Discharged from the RAAF: 18 September 1946
Corporal Joyce Isabel Thomas (95755) Discharged from the RAAF: 23 June 1945
Flying Officer Jack Henry Wanklyn (18262) Discharged from the RAAF: 30 October 1945
Leading Aircraftman George Ernest Yorke (44328) Discharged from the RAAF: 10 December 1945

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, 166/5/591