LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Warren Robert BRODRICK

Service No: 256823
Born: 1 October 1917, Location Unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date Unavailable
Unit: Headquarters, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Aircraft Deport Anson aircraft DG826), Mount Macedon VIC, 9 May 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Warren Brodrick and Milly Duguid Brodrick, of Brighton. B.Ch.
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0730 hours on 9 May 1943, Avro Anson DG826 flew into hills at Black Forest, 3 kms west of Mount Macedon and three of the four on board were killed. Those on board were:

Flight Lieutenant Warren Robert Brodrick (256823) (Medical Branch (Doctor)) (Passenger)
Flight Lieutenant Richard Craigton Hart (260719) (Pilot)
Sergeant Vincent Ambrose McCarthy (8940) (Fitter IIE) (Passenger)
Flight Sergeant (later Flight Lieutenant) Norman Eric Mutton (406576) (Observer) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 March 1946

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
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 63

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992