LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Raymond Alfred KELLY

Service No: 156779
Born: Geelong VIC, 30 November 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 August 1944
Unit: Headquarters RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Ground Accident, Belmont VIC, 9 November 1946, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Geelong (Eastern) Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Edith Kelly, of Geelong; husband of Roma Mary Kelly, of Newtown
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 November 1946, Leading Aircraftman Kelly, a Driver Motor Transport, was killed in a traffic accident. He was driving a service utility when it collided with a tram in Belmont, Geelong. Two others were slightly injured in the accident.

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, 166/22/681
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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