Sergeant David HAMILTON

Service No: 39426
Born: Dalkeith, Scotland, 7 September 1906
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 May 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 4 Airfield Construction Squadron, Noemfoor Island
Died: Accident (Drowned), Noemfoor Island, 3 November 1944, Aged 38 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Gardner Hamilton; husband of Gladys Dorothy Celestine Hamilton, of Mundalla, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Bordertown SA
Remembered: Panel 7, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACR
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 3 November 1944, Sergeant Hamilton, a Works Supervisor, was one of a group of four fishing and shell collecting on a reef on the north shore at Noemfoor Island. Sergeant Hamilton was swept off the reef and carried out to sea. He was seen to be in difficulties and later seen floating in the water. Searches could not locate his body and he has no known grave.


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, 166/17/806


Wilson, D. (David) Always First: the RAAF airfield construction squadrons 1942-1974, Air Power Studies Centre Canberra ACT 2600, 1998

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