Aircraftman Class 1 Philip ETHERTON

Service No: 121945
Born: Dane Hill, England, 2 August 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 December 1942 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 7 Repair and Salvage Unit, Pell NT
Died: Ground Accident, Coomalie NT, 15 July 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Philip and Harriet Etherton; husband of Lola Muriel Etherton, of Minnivale, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Benjaberring WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 15 July 1943, Aircraftman Class I Etherton, a Fitter Driver Motor Transport, died from a bullet wound from the accidental discharge of a Thompson sub machine gun during aerodrome defence instruction.


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, 166/12/127

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