LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant John Allen KINGSMILL

Service No: 417204
Born: Loxton SA, 13 January 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1942
Unit: Torpedo Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (Torpedo Training Unit Beaufort aircraft JM557), Scotland, 23 August 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter John and Ellen Kingsmill, of Loxton, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Loxton SA
Remembered: Panel 193, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 23 August 1943, Beaufort JM557 crashed in the Firth of Clyde low flying area as the result of starboard engine failure. The crew members of JM557 were:

Sergeant Robert Davie-Speirs (1382723) (RAFVR)
Sergeant George Duncan (1367964) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer James Reginald Keevil (49884) (RAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant John Allen Kingsmill (417204)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/22/104