LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Eric HUGGINS

Service No: 3682
Born: Manchester, England, 6 March 1907
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1938 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 10 Squadron, RAF Station Mount Batten, Devon
Died: Illness, Colorado US, 12 June 1942, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry and Ellie Georgina Huggins, husband of Jean Mavis Huggins, of Brighton, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On 12 June 1942, Sergeant Huggins, a Store Keeper, died from active Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Denver, Colorado. He was being repatriated to Australia from the UK.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
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, 163/124/98
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

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Baff, K.C (Kevin), Maritime is Number Ten, K.C. Baff Netley SA, 1983
Joubert, P.B. (Sir Phillip Bennet) Birds and Fishes: the story of Coastal Command, Hutchinson and Company London, 1960
Southall, I.F. (Ivan Francis) (418900) They Shall Not Pass Unseen, Angus and Robertson Sydney NSW, 1956
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