LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman George Wilson HOLMES

Service No: 156026
Born: Coburg VIC, 24 June 1926
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 June 1944
Unit: No. 112 Air Sea Rescue Flight, Darwin NT
Died: Ground Accident, Darwin, 27 March 1946, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Jennie Holmes, of West Coburg, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Coburg VIC
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Catalina Base Memorial, Rathmines NSW
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On 27 March 1946, Leading Aircraftman Holmes, a Motor Boat crew member, died of injuries received when a car in which he was a passenger overturned in the camp area at Darwin.

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/930
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

McFarlane, C.C. (Cyrus C.) Tojo’s Fate: Australia’s secret war, Sid Harta Publishers Glen Waverley VIC 3150, 2009
McMillan A. (Andrew) Catalina Dreaming: rescues exciting missions and other stories about the famous Australian flying boats of WWII, Duffy and Snellgrove Potts Point NSW, 2002
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Catalina, Neptune and Orion in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991