Sergeant Fred EMSLEY

Service No: 41997
Born: Bradford, England, 10 April 1902
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 August 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Transportation and Movements Office
Died: Lost at Sea, Eden Reef QLD, 16 December 1943, Aged 41 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Sarah Jane Emsley; husband of Irene Doris Emsley, of Brunswick, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Brunswick VIC
Remembered: Panel 10, Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide River NT
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 December 1943, Sergeant Emsley a Medical Orderly, was washed overboard and drowned when the Motor Vessel Wanake capsized and was forced onto the Eden Reef and abandoned off Cape Melville, Queensland, during a cyclone.


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, 166/12/59

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