LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Claude Verchmans KING

Service No: 14981
Born: Katoomba NSW, 19 March 1907
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 May 1940
Unit: Headquarters Eastern Area, Sydney NSW
Died: Traffic Accident, Maroubra NSW, 17 July 1942, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Botany General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Hubert and Ladiska Amelia King; husband of Mavis Jean King, of Kingsford
Roll of Honour: Kingsford NSW
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 17 July 1942, Leading Aircraftman King, a Messman, died of injuries after being struck by a tram in Anzac Parade, Maroubra.

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, 163/133/1156