LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Brian Reginald HARRISON

Service No: 67172
Born: Hobart TAS, 1 September 1899
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 July 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 6 Operational Training Unit
Died: Injuries, Sydney NSW, 24 March 1944, Aged 44 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Reginald and Lillian Harrison
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

From 9 to 20 December 1943 Leading Aircraftman Harrison, a Mess Steward, was treated a No. 3 RAAF Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, for neurasthenia. On 18 February 1944, he was re-admitted suffering from ‘Anxiety State’. On 24 March 1944, he was granted two days stand down and while on leave he died from a gunshot wound.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 116/17/514