Leading Aircraftman Lawrence Martin GARRAHY

Service No: 71115
Born: Uralla NSW, 18 February 1906
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1942
Unit: No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot, Port Moresby PNG
Died: Poisoning, Port Moresby PNG, 2 January 1944, Aged 37 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Michael and Ann Eliza Garrahy; husband of Alphonsus Maud Garrahy, of Uralla, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Uralla NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 1 January 1944, four members of No. 15 Aircraft Repair Depot became ill after consuming a toxic fluid believed to contain de-icing fluid. The members who were:

Leading Aircraftman Lawrence Martin Garrahy (71115) (Equipment Assistant) Died: 2 January 1944
Leading Aircraftman Ian Roderick Sutherland (37717) (Flight Rigger) Died: 2 January 1944
Leading Aircraftman Leslie Alfred Woodbridge (56981) (Clerk Stores Assistant) Died: 1 January 1944
Leading Aircraftman James Walter Woods (41254) (Flight Mechanic) Died: 1 January 1944


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, 166/15/167

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