Aircraftman Class 1 Benjamin Horace Theodore HAMMAT

Service No: 48688
Born: Flagstaff Landing SA, 4 July 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 June 1942
Unit: No. 31 Squadron, Coomalie Creek NT
Died: Illness, Coomalie Creek, 28 November 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Trevillian Hammat and Adelaide Hammat, of Haslam, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Streaky Bay SA
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 16 November 1942, Aircraftman Class I Hammat, an Aircraft Hand, was operated on for acute appendicitis at No 1 Medical Receiving Station. He died suddenly from pulmonary embolism on 28 November 1942.


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, 163/120/683


Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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