LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Royden Sargood HORNABROOK

Service No: 400876
Born: Melbourne VIC, 21 February 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 November 1940
Unit: No. 36 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Prisoner of War: Thailand, 5 November 1944, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Rupert Walter and Emma Winifred Hornabrook; husband of Jean Beatrice Hornabrook, of Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Sergeant Hornabrook (Wireless Air Gunner) was wounded in the right arm and left leg while flying in No. 36 Squadron Videbeest K4179 during the Endau raid on 26 January 1942. He subsequently became a Prisoner of War in March 1942. Pilot Officer Basil Glowrey (400652) the Observer on K4179 during the raid also became a Prisoner of War. The pilot was Flight Lieutenant L R Allanson (RAF).

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 A9301, 400876