BUNCE Ernest Alfred 80389

LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 Ernest Alfred BUNCE

Service No: 80389
Born: Derby WA, 14 May 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 May 1942
Unit: No. 4 Service Flying Training School, Geraldton WA
Died: Injuries, Perth WA, 23 November 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Annie Bunce; husband of May Bunce, of Derby.
Roll of Honour: Derby WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 23 November 1943, Aircraftman Class I Bunce, a Fitter IIE, was admitted to No. 110 Australian General Hospital, Hollywood, seriously ill with concussion.  At 1520 hours, he was proceeding home riding his motor cycle in Osborne Park, and was injured in an accident, and conveyed to hospital.  He died later that evening.

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/332

Bibliography:

Brenkley, D. J. (Doug J.) RAAF Historical Record of No. 4 Service Flying Training School Geraldton WA, D. J. Brenkley, 2007