Leading Aircraftman Daniel BRESNAHAN

Service No: 409021
Born: Myrtleford VIC, 25 November 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Illness, Mallala, 11 January 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Daniel and Daisy Emma Bresnahan, of Fitzroy, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Fitzroy VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 11 January 1942, Leading Aircraftman Bresnahan, an Aircrew Trainee Pilot, cut his hand while swimming and he reported to Station Sick Quarters, Mallala, to have it treated. The Medical Officer found it necessary to give an anti-tetanus injection, which was done after first testing the patient and obtaining the required negative result. Leading Aircraftman Bresnahan collapsed almost immediately and in spite of all efforts to revive him, he failed to respond. He had recently qualified for the award of the flying badge, and had completed half of the Service Flying Training School course at Mallala.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/93/395