Leading Aircraftman George Alan BROWN

Service No: 69467
Born: Waikouaiti, New Zealand, 20 June 1904
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 August 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 8 Airfield Construction Squadron, Tarakan
Died: Illness, Tarakan, 2 May 1945, Aged 40 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Barbara Anne Brown; husband of Adeline Brown, of Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bodalla NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Bodalla Honor Roll 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Bodalla NSW

On 2 May 1945, Leading Aircraftman Brown, a Driver Motor Transport, collapsed and died of heat stroke when taking a shower. He was on board LST 1035 which was conveying troops from Morotai to Tarakan, and the LST was anchored at the time awaiting facilities to disembark troops and equipment.


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 A705,166/6/1109
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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