BENTLEY James William 83519

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman James William BENTLEY 

Service No: 83519
Born: Perth WA, 7 May 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 July 1943
Unit: No. 5 Personnel Depot, Subiaco WA
Died: Motor Vehicle Accident, Perth WA, 27 April 1946, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Edward and Vera Alberta Bentley, of Victoria Park.
Roll of Honour: Victoria Park WA
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Leading Aircraftman Bentley died following a collision on Shepparton Road, Victoria Park between a motor cycle that he was riding and a vehicle towing a caravan.  His pillion passenger, William George King (144728) was injured.

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/1443
The West Australian Newspaper, Monday 29 April 1946