Leading Aircraftman Aloysius Patrick GILMORE

Service No: 116103
Born: Jamestown SA, 21 July 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 September 1942
Unit: No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Port Pirie SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School Battle aircraft L5640), Port Pirie, 20 May 1943, Aged 18 Years
Buried: Port Pirie General Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Reginald and Alma Mary Gilmore, of Rosewater.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 0940 hours on 20 May 1943, Fairey Battle L5640 crashed at Port Pirie while towing a drogue and its crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is listed as “obscure”. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman Gordon Leslie Dore (46528) (Trainee Air Gunner)
Leading Aircraftman Aloysius Patrick Gilmore (116103) (Trainee Air Gunner)
Sergeant Lessel John Hampstead (421805) (Pilot)


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 A9845, 232

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