DRYSDALE David 4167

LEST WE FORGET

Corporal David DRYSDALE

Service No: 4167
Born: Burntasland Scotland, 6 April 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 March 1939 (at RAAF Station Pearce WA)
Unit: No. 5 School of Technical Training, Perth WA
Died: Injuries (from Motor Vehicle Accident on 23 December 1942), Perth WA, 24 December 1942, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David Garland Drysdale and Georgina Drysdale husband of Maude Woodley Drysdale, of East Cannington.
Roll of Honour: Highgate WA
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 23 December 1942, Corporal Drysdale, a Messman, was riding his bike going home after duty and was injured in a collision with a motor vehicle in Cambridge Street, Leederville. He was admitted to Hollywood Hospital and died on the 24 June 1942.

References:

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-line Record A705, 163/103/301