Leading Aircraftman Ivanhoe KIRK

Service No: 70686
Born: Lidcombe NSW, 29 June 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 September 1942
Unit: HQ Western Area, Perth WA
Died: Ground Accident, near Cunderdin WA, 29 February 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leonard Harry and Sarah Elizabeth Kirk, of Lidcombe, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Parramatta NSW
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Railway Remembrance Wall, Central Station, C and W Department Employees, Roll of Honour WW1 and WW2, Sydney NSW

On 29 February 1944 Leading Aircraftman Kirk (70686) was killed in a road accident 15 kms from Cunderdin while off duty. The service vehicle is believed to have been driven by Flying Officer Albert Beauvais Donohoe (413747) who was also killed in the accident. There were two Army members also travelling in the vehicle – Captain Arthur Francis Porter (SX9102) (Air Liaison Officer) and Driver Frederick John Loveless (WX27756) – neither of whom became casualties.


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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/22/202
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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