LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman David Keith HUGHES

Service No: 144737
Born: Geelong VIC, 22 September 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 September 1943
Unit: No. 56 Operational Base Unit, Gove NT
Died: Ground Accident, Gove, 22 March 1945, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David and Ada Hughes, of Geelong West, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 March 1945, Leading Aircraftman Hughes was killed by the discharge of a Thompson Sub Machine Gun while on duty in the High Frequency Direction Finding Station at Gove.

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 Records A705, 166/18/678; A9186, 541