LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman David Alfred BROOMHEAD

Service No: 5458
Born: Enfield SA, 6 September 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1939
Unit: No. 10 Squadron, RAF Mount Batten, Plymouth
Died: Illness, Plymouth, 4 April 1944, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery, Somerset
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Thomas Broomhead and Muriel Eleanor Broomhead, of Flinders Park, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Woodville SA
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On the 4th April 1944, Leading Aircraftman Broomhead, an Aircraft General Hand, died of a post operative haemorrhage following surgery in the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth.

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, 166/6/477
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

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