Flight Lieutenant Raymond Henry CURTIS

Service No: 264150
Born: London, England, 3 January 1903
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 January 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, Temora NSW
Died: Illness, Melbourne VIC, 5 January 1945, Aged 40 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Raymond and Edith Curtis
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 25 December 1944, Flight Lieutenant Curtis, (Administrative and Special Duties) was admitted to the No. 2 RAAF Hospital, suffering from acute gingivitis. On 5 January 1945, he was taken to the operating theatre for dental examination under anaesthetic. During the operation indications of respiratory insufficiency became apparent, and he was transferred to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for treatment on a mechanical respirator, but he died at 1630 hours that day.


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, 166/8/979

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