Sergeant Vincent Joseph DAVOREN

Service No: 12405
Born: Sydney NSW, 18 July 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 February 1940
Unit: No. 1 Stores Depot, Port Melbourne VIC
Died: Ground Accident, Melbourne VIC, 23 October 1944, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stephen Thomas Davoren and Julia Muriel Davoren, of Centennial Park, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 23 October 1944, a four member RAAF team from No. 1 Stores Depot was unloading air conditioning units at the Allied Works Council Yard at Salmon Street, Port Melbourne. During unloading, the jib of the crane being used touched overhead power lines, killing two members and injuring the others. The team was:

Leading Aircraftman Harold James Colley-Allerton (126075) Shock and burns, Discharged from the RAAF: 14 December 1944
Sergeant Vincent Joseph Davoren (12405)
Aircraftman Class 1 Howard Herbert Delaine Mills (153740)
Leading Aircraftman Theodorus Heywood Van Alkemade (157261) Shock and burns, Discharged from the RAAF: 25 January 1946


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, 166/9/426

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