EVENSON John Henry 81999

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman John Henry EVENSON

Service No: 81999
Born: Bunbury WA, 17 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF Station Pearce WA
Died: Motor Vehicle Accident, Guildford WA, 19 November 1945, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Christian Henry and Gudrun Amalie Evenson, of Busselton.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Leading Aircraftman Evenson fell from and was run over by a service truck, fatally injuring him. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Hollywood Hospital. The accident occurred on Great Eastern Highway near the turnoff to Perth airport.

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/12/227
The West Australian Newspaper, Tuesday 20 November 1945