LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Maxwell George DUGGAN

Service No: 5022
Born: Lindisfarne TAS, 12 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 October 1939 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 455 Squadron
Died: Illness, Tasmania, 4 June 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Hobart (Cornelian Bay) Public Cemetery TAS
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Lewis Montreal Duggan and Helen Mary Duggan; Husband of Nancye Irene Duggan, of Lindisfarne
Roll of Honour: Clarence TAS
Remembered: Panel 106, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Leading Aircraftman Duggan (Fitter Engines) died of illness on 4 June 1943. He was repatriated to Australia from the UK and admitted to 6 RAAF Hospital Heidelberg. When on leave in Tasmania he again took ill and died at 41st Camp Hospital, Hobart.

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/10/72

Bibliography:

Gordon, I. (Ian) Strike and Strike Again: 455 Squadron 1944-5, Banner Books Belconnen ACT 2616, 1995
Lawson, John Horwood Wightman (251634) The Story of No. 455 Squadron (RAAF), Wilke and Company, Melbourne VIC, 1951