Corporal Eric Arnold DELAPORTE

Service No: 10187
Born: Perth WA, 8 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1940, (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 22 Air Stores Park
Died: Drowned, Morotai, 12 June 1945, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Fred and Margaret Ivy Delaporte, of Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Cheltenham VIC
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 June 1945, Corporal Delaporte, a Tailor, drowned at Morotai beach in an area specified for bathing. He was carried away by a strong undertow but his body was later recovered.


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, 166/9/649

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