Aircraftman Class II Claude Arthur COLWELL

Service No: 412574
Born: Coonamble NSW, 8 December 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941
Unit: No. 1 Initial Training School, Somers VIC
Died: Illness, HMAS Cerberus VIC, 18 September 1941, Aged 18 Years
Buried: Springvale Necropolis, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Sherringham Colwell and Evelyn Violet Colwell, of Coonamble, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Coonamble NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 2 August 1941, Aircraftman Class II Colwell, a Trainee Aircrew, was admitted to Station Sick Quarters, Somers, with pneumonia, and later transferred to the Flinders Naval Base Hospital, dangerously ill with broncho pneumonia and he died on 18 September 1941.


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, 163/98/306

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