Leading Aircraftman David George KEENE

Service No: 151623
Born: Jundah QLD, 1 January 1926
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 March 1944
Unit: No. 4 Radio Installation and Maintenance Unit
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, Brisbane QLD, 24 March 1946, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Charles and Sarah Anne Keene, of Longreach
Roll of Honour: Longreach QLD
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 20 March 1946, a vehicle conveying RAAF personnel to Lowood, Queensland, for dental treatment crashed in the Esk district. Leading aircraftman Keene was dangerously injured and he died of his injuries on the 24 March 1946. Those involved in the accident were:

Leading Aircraftman Laurence Aylmer (150218) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 14 May 1946
Leading Aircraftman Gordon Thomas Brice (154500) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 15 October 1947
Corporal Stuart Charles Dawson (424908) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 11 April 1946
Leading Aircraftman William Ralston Close (171022) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF:
Flight Lieutenant Lennox Gordon Hall (22396) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 1 April 1955
Corporal Maurice Ainslie Kearnes (60046) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 17 April 1946
Leading Aircraftman David George Keene (151623)


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, 166/22/671