LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman John GRAY

Service No: 74448
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 16 September 1901
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 December 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 43 Operational Base Unit, Milne Bay PNG
Died: Ground Accident, Milne Bay PNG, 27 February 1944, Aged 42 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Isabella Gray; husband of Mable Gray, of Bondi Junction. New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 February 1944, Leading Aircraftman Gray, while on stand-down, drowned in Milne Bay.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/16/289