LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 Keith Frederic HUGHES

Service No: 71823
Born: Drummoyne NSW, 11 October 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 October 1942
Unit: No. 2 Personnel Depot, Bradfield Park NSW
Died: Ground Accident, Sydney, 21 January 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Conyard Hughes and Bertha Elizabeth Hughes, of Drummoyne
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 January 1943, Aircraftman Class I Hughes, an Office Orderly, died from injuries accidentally received when fell to the ground while he was walking along the ledge near the top of the Hampton Court Hotel, Kings Cross.

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 A705, 166/18/18