DUNSTONE Edwin Hartley 415774

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Edwin Hartley DUNSTONE

Service No: 415774
Born: Kalgoorlie WA, 8 September 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Forest Hill NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Bristol Beaufighter aircraft A19-108), near Tumut NSW, 17 June 1943, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Emily Janet Dunstone, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia; husband of Nancy Evelyn Dunstone, of Kalgoorlie.
Roll of Honour: Kalgoorlie WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 18 June 1943, Bristol Beaufighter A19-108 crash out-of-control at Lacmalac.

The crew members of A19-108 were:

Pilot Officer Ralph Russell Davidson (O21998) (Pilot) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 21 August 1964
Flight Sergeant Edwin Hartley Dunstone (415774) (Navigator)

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
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 16

Bibliography:

Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed, Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990