Aircraftman Class II Samuel Edward LEES

Service No: 55293
Born: Mayfair, England, 25 January 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 May 1943 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 2 Initial Training School, Lindfield NSW
Died: Ground Accident, Bradfield Park NSW, 3 August 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Grafton Samuel Edward and Doris Lees, of Vaucluse
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1722 hours on 3 August 1943, Aircraftman Class II Lees, an Aircrew Trainee, was killed near the main gate of Bradfield Park. He was standing on the step of a bus which was overcrowded. The bus struck an iron gate and then he was struck by the gate, knocking him to the ground and causing his death.


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 A9301, 55293
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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