Sergeant Edward Harry BRENTON

Service No: 402272
Born: Davyhurst WA, 2 May 1905
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 July 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 107 Squadron (RAF) Detachment (August 1941 – January 1942), RAF Station Luqa, Malta
Died: Air Operations (No. 107 Squadron Blenheim aircraft Z7511), Luqa, 16 October 1941, Aged 36 Years
Buried: Malta (Cappucini) Naval Cemetery, Malta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Reginald Augustus and Agnes Sarah Brenton, of Hampton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sandringham VIC
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 October 1941, an engine of Blenheim Z7511 caught fire on take-off from Luqa and the aircraft crashed in the circuit killing two of the three crew members.

The crew members of Z7511 were:

Sergeant Edward Harry Brenton (402272) (Observer)
Sergeant W E Martin (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner) Injured
Flying Officer Samuel McAllister (67671) (RAFVR) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Gunby D (David) and Pelham Temple, Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Volume 1 1939-1942, Midland Publishing UK, 2006
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/93/104
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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