Lieutenant Denzil Leslie GOVETT

Service No: VX29955 (Australian Army)
Born: Boulder WA, 27 June 1914
Enlisted in the Army: 21 June 1940 (at Caulfield VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Parachute Battalion
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 36 Squadron DeHavilland Dragon aircraft A34-37), Lime Burner Creek NSW, 14 October 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Lily Anne Govett; husband of Evelyn May Govett, of Wagga Wagga
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 71, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Victory Memorial Gardens Cenotaph, Wagga Wagga NSW
Remembered: The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Private William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall, Sandgate NSW

At 1635 hours on 14 October 1943, DeHavilland Dragon A34-37 crashed 7 kms north of Lime Burner Creek in a forest reserve. The aircraft was last seen flying low and then it spun into the ground during a non-operational survey flight. On board A34-37 were:

Leading Aircraftman William Edward Barlow (72382) (Photographer) (Paratroop Training Unit) Seriously injured: Discharged from the RAAF: 27 November 1945
Lieutenant Denzil Leslie Govett (VX29955) (1 Parachute Battalion)
Sergeant Ian Eustace Hollingdale (432005) (Pilot) (No. 36 Squadron)
Sergeant Richard Elliot Moran (NX4501) (No. 1 Parachute Battalion) Seriously injured, Discharged from the Army: 2 May 1945
Major Ivan Lockhart Smith (VX44388) (1 Parachute Battalion)


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 B883, VX29955; A9845, 212
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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