Sergeant Reuben Henry BATES-BROWNSWORD

Service No: 416241
Born: Adelaide SA, 12 September 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1941
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-155), Bairnsdale, 1 February 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold and Doris Bates-Brownsword, of Blackwood, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 1 February 1943, Beaufort A9-155 crashed after take-off at Bairnsdale. The cause of the crash is recorded as obscure.

The crew members of A9-155 were:

Sergeant Reuben Henry Bates-Brownsword (416241) (Observer)
Sergeant Gordon Clyde Lloyd (412984) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Thomas Henry Straker (412041) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant William Holden White (406892) (Pilot)


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 A9845, 246

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