ENRIGHT Peter Edward 29797

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Peter Edward ENRIGHT

Service No: 29797
Born: Goomalling WA, 16 November 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 February 1941
Unit: No. 3 Squadron, enroute to Sicily
Died: Injuries (from an accident in Sicily on 21 July 1943), Malta, 25 July 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Jerimiath Joseph and Mary Margaret Enright, of Goomalling, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Goomalling WA
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Leading Aircraftman Enright was severely burned in an accident at the Pachino Landing Ground, Sicily, on 21 July 1943 and died in No. 45 General Hospital in Malta on 25 July 1943. He was disinfecting a small building to be used as an operations room for No. 3 Squadron when a fire started.

Corporal William Fleming (411135) was also fatally injured in the same accident.

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 A705, 166/12/28