Leading Aircraftman Stanley Charles FIRMAN

Service No: 135123
Born: Collaroy NSW, 7 June 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 June 1943
Unit: No. 82 Squadron
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, Labuan, 21 October 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Arthur William and Ruby Olive Firman, of Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Manly ANZAC War Memorial, Manly NSW

On 20 October 1945, Leading Aircraftman Firman, a General Hand, sustained severe burns, when he tripped over a fuel line from a petrol container to a burner, causing the petrol container to capsize and spill petrol on him. The petrol in close proximity to the burner ignited and in turn ignited the petrol spilt on Leading Aircraftman Firman. He died from his injuries on 21 October 1945.


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, 166/13/568
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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