LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Robert HORTON

Service No: 33101
Born: Krugersdorp, South Africa, 24 February 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 August 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 90 Operational Base Unit, Kingaroy QLD
Died: Ground Accident, near Kingaroy, 20 October 1945, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Taabinga Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Abraham and Emma Horton; husband of Jean Agnes Mary Horton, of Cessnock, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Mascot NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

No. 90 Operational Base Unit was in the process of disbanding when Flight Sergeant Horton was killed in a motor vehicle accident at Wooroolin on 20 October 1945. The RAAF members involved in the accident were:

Sergeant Henry Hope Chamberlain (10774) Injured, Discharged: 9 February 1946
Sergeant Robert Horton (33101)
Leading Aircraftman John Lindsay Hughes (81065) Injured, Discharged: 12 March 1946
Leading Aircraftman Harold John Simmons (67437) Injured, Discharged: 15 January 1946

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/904