GARDINER Herbert Dickson 406561

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Austin Herbert Dickson GARDINER

Service No: 406561
Born: Perth WA, 6 February 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: Headquarters North East Area, Townsville QLD
Died: Ground Accident, Townsville, 23 November 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David and Esabela Gardiner, of Perth, Western Australia; husband of Betty Jean Gardiner, of Crawley, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 23 November 1942, Flight Sergeant Gardiner, a Pilot, drowned when swimming in the Townsville baths.

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, 163/115/166

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990