LEST WE FORGET
Flight Sergeant John CHALMERS
Service No: 18741
Born: Dalmuir Scotland, 24 July 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 September 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 25 Squadron, Cunderdin WA
Died: Vehicle Accident, near Marble Bar WA, 27 March 1945, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Geraldton War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph Calder Chalmers and Annabella Robertson Chalmers husband of Joan Chalmers, of East St. Kilda. Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
No. 18741 F/SGT. CHALMERS, John, Air Gunner, of No. 25 Squadron, died a MARBLE BAR District hospital at 2030 hours on 27th March, 1945 as the result of head injuries received when he fell from a motor vehicle about nine miles south of MARBLE BAR on the CORUNNA Road. F/SGT CHALMERS was on detachment to CORUNNA DOWNS as a member of a crew detailed to carry out CUN. 4/28 March.
No. 25 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 27 March 1945
The funeral of No. 18741 F/SGT. CHALMERS. J., (Air Gunner), took place at the MARBLE BAR War cemetery this day. Grave No. A2 “C”.
No. 25 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 29 March 1945
Operation CUN (Cunderdin) 4 was a shipping sweep of the Alas and Lombok Straits by six No. 25 Squadron Liberators undertaken on 28 March 1945 – one small Japanese supply vessel was claimed destroyed and two others damaged. During the sweep, two of the Liberators were sequentially attacked by a Japanese Nick aircraft; the Liberators were undamaged and it is likely that the Nick suffered only minor damage.
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 A705, 166/7/923