Corporal Frederick Dorian DUNNE

Service No: 38496
Born: North Fremantle WA, 25 February 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 April 1941
Unit: No. 78 Operational Base Unit, Port Hedland WA
Died: As a result of an Accident (on 6 February 1946), Port Hedland WA, 10 February 1946, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Geraldton War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Roy Lance Hawthorne Dunne and Mary Dunne; husband of Gwenyth Doreen Dunne, of Victoria Park.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Early a.m. 38496 CPL. DUNNE F.D. Cook met with an accident and was taken to Port Hedland Hospital. F/Lt. G. PHILLIPS Medical Officer was signalled for at Learmonth as Dr. Pope (Flying Doctor) advised than an operation was necessary. Blood donors were called for from the Unit. H.Q.W.A. P.M.O. (Headquarters Western Area Principal Medical Officer) advised by signal that CPL. DUNNE was seriously ill and that an operation was necessary, also requested Area advise next of kin. F/Lt. PHILLIPS arrived by Anson aircraft 1300 hours. Operation was performed by Dr. Pope and F/Lt. PHILLIPS resulting in a further signal being sent to H.Q.W.A. advising that Cpl. DUNNE was dangerously ill and that his wife’s presence was advisable.

No. 78 Operational Base Unit Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 6 February 1946

CPL. DUNNE died this morning at 0530 hours, his wife being present at the time.

No. 78 Operational Base Unit Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 10 February 1946

The funeral of the late CPL. DUNNE took place at the War Cemetery Pt. Hedland, F/Lt. A.W. DOUGLAS (263880) was officer in charge of the funeral arrangements and F/Lt. SWEETMAN of H.Q.W.A. performed the burial service.

No. 78 Operational Base Unit Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 11 February 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, 166/10/624

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