LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class I Hilton Arthur LONERGAN

Service No: 22201
Born: Mungindi NSW, 20 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 April 1940 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 500 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 500 Squadron Hudson aircraft AM718), Norfolk, 1 December 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Patrick and Lillian Evelyn Lonergan, of Thallon, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: St George QLD
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 1 December 1941, Hudson AM718 took from RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk and crashed near Choseley Farm-on-Docking at 1600 hours. All on board were killed.

On board AM718 were:

Aircraftman Class I Richard Chadwick (1216942) (RAFVR)
Pilot Officer Anthony Francis Nielsen Ladefoged (66534) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Franklin Lewis Morgan (1154329) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Frederick Albert Mackey (1250635) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Aircraftman Class I Hilton Arthur Lonergan (22201) (Fitter II Airframe)
Aircraftman Class I Harold Sutcliffe (1139242) (RAFVR)

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 A 705, 163/139/89