DAVIES Ernest Arthur 406347

LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class II Ernest Arthur DAVIES

Service No: 406347
Born: Montreal Canada, 6 December 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 5 Initial Training School, RAAF Station Pearce WA
Died: Illness, Perth WA, 28 December 1940, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Fremantle Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Davies, of Mosman Park.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 2 December 1940, Aircraftman Class II Davies, a trainee pilot, reported to station sick quarters feeling of lassitude, weakness and a headache. Later that evening he developed pains in the back and his legs. He spent a restless night and was diagnosed as having influenza. At about 1930 hours the headaches became more acute and a petechial rash spread over Ins body. He was diagnosed suffering from meningococcal meningitis and was transferred to the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Perth, where he died on 28 December 1940.

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 406347