LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Frank Lawson INGHAM

Service No: 412811
Born: Melbourne VIC, 28 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 230 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 230 Squadron Sunderland aircraft EJ140), Kenya, 29 December 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery, Kenya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Milton Ingham and Ruth Ruby Winifred Ingham, of Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia. A.C.I.S., B.Ec. (Sydney University)
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: University of Sydney World War II Roll of Honour, Camperdown NSW

On 29 December 1943 Sunderland EJ140 was on a non-operational flight when it crashed into a hillside in Kenya in bad weather. All of the crew members were killed.

The crew members of EJ140 were:

Warrant Officer George Crombie DFM (751906) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Leading Aircraftman Alec Vincent Hood (971133) (RAFVR) (Fitter 2E)
Flying Officer Frank Lawson Ingham (412811) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant MacDonald Alexander Keith (983721) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Douglas Ernest Lumsden (118890) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Robert John Alexander Mills (124501) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Gordon Charles Peaker (576637) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant George Kenneth James Shears (576625) (RAF) (Wireless Operator Mechanic/Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Henry Waters (1262527) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)

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, 166/19/37
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line