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.


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

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