GOODING Beaumont Ray 415730

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Beaumont Ray GOODING

Service No: 415730
Born: Wagin WA, 23 October 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1942
Unit: No.11 Elementary Flying Training School, Benalla VIC
Died: Injuries (from Ground Accident at Benalla VIC on 25 December 1942), Melbourne VIC, 27 December 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Beaumont Harnson Gooding and Elizabeth Sarah Gooding, of Moulyinning, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Moulyinning WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 25 December 1942, Leading Aircraftman Gooding, a Trainee Pilot, dived into a swimming pool near Benalla during a stand down period, and was seriously injured suffering a fractured spine. He died of his injuries on the 27 December 1942 at No 6 RAAF Hospital.

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, 116/118/583