LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Eric John KIRKMAN

Service No: 130275
Born: Cowra NSW, 9 May 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 January 1943
Unit: No. 47 Operational Base Unit, Milne Bay PNG
Died: Illness (Malaria), Brisbane QLD, 9 March 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Benjamin and Kathleen Margaret Kirkman, of West Wyalong, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 March 1944, Leading Aircraftman Kirkman died of Malaria at the Brisbane General Hospital while in transit to No. 3 RAAF Hospital, Bradfield Park, New South Wales.

References:

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, 166/22/206