BRANSBY Alfred Henry 415067

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Alfred Henry BRANSBY 

Service No: 415067
Born: Perth WA 19 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 June 1941
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft T5235), North Sea, 28 January 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Henry and Ellen Bransby; husband of Dorothy Myra Bransby, of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 195, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Beaufighter T5235 of No 2 Operational Training Unit took off at 0851 hours on 28 January 1943 on a navigational exercise.  At 1200 hours the aircraft was in a position 29 miles due east of Filey Point, Yorkshire.  After that nothing was heard from T5235 and the aircraft did not return to base.

The crew members of T5235 were:

Sergeant Alfred Henry Bransby (415067) (Pilot)
Sergeant James Gilmore (1365324) (RAFVR) (Navigator)

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/2/26