LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Robert Hamilton FRITH

Service No: 404821
Born: Speers Point NSW, 29 December 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1940 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 203 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 203 Squadron Blenheim aircraft Z7879), Abu Sueir, Egypt, 30 June 1942, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Charles and Marie Louisa Frith; husband of Marjorie Esme Frith, of South Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. His brother Ernest Francis Hamilton Frith also fell.
Roll of Honour: Lismore NSW
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Lismore Cenotaph, Lismore NSW
Remembered: Newcastle Boys High School Memorial Entrance World War II, Waratah NSW

Brother of Sergeant Ernest Francis Hamilton Frith (403653)

Flying Officer Frith, a Pilot, was killed, in a flying accident in Egypt on 30 June 1942 when Blenheim Z7879, which had the engine cut on take-off, stalled and spun in at Abu Sueir and was destroyed by fire.

The crew members of Z7879 were:

Flying Officer Raymond Hamilton Frith (404821) (Pilot)
Sergeant Raymond Lewis Hulme (921753) (RAFVR) (Observer)

Sergeant M Jones (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) may also have been on board and injured in the accident.

References:

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 A9300 FRITH R H
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line
On Line Sources