Corporal John Patrick KERRIGAN

Service No: 62397
Born: Leichardt NSW, 6 November 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 February 1942
Unit: No. 13 Operational Base Unit, Camden NSW
Died: Ground Accident, near Mount Hunter NSW, 11 December 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Camden War Cemetery NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Nicholas James Kerrigan and Annie May Kerrigan; husband of Lorna Myra Kerrigan, of Auburn
Roll of Honour: Auburn NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Near midnight on 11 December 1943, Corporal Kerrigan was killed when a truck in which he was a passenger rolled over on the Oaks Road at Spotted Gum Hill. Four men including Corporal Kerrigan were pinned under the truck while three others were flung clear. The truck was driven by Corporal Leo Gordon Stack (76075) (Discharged: 26 February 1946) who was court-martialled over the accident. Leading Aircraftman Garnet Isaac Gilholme (15279) (Discharged: 30 May 1946) was also a passenger and assisted in the rescue effort.


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 Record A705, 166/22/156

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