Leading Aircraftman Colin Struan HOPE

Service No: 130506
Born: Mosman NSW, 30 December 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 January 1943
Unit: No. 548 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Ground Accident, Strathpine QLD, 18 March 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hope, of Mosman, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 1720 hours on the 18 March 1944, Leading Aircraftman Hope was killed in a ground accident at Strathpine, Queensland. He was accidentally shot while practising ground combat with Leading Aircraftman Stanley Melbourne McKerlie (126459) who was discharged from the RAAF on 20 February 1946.


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, 166/18/306

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