Leading Aircraftman Leslie Ernest LOWE

Service No: 41168
Born: Kensington VIC, 9 April 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 June 1941
Unit: No. 4 Fighter Sector, Port Moresby PNG
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, Port Moresby PNG, 18 August 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert George and Ellen Athalia Lowe, of Essendon, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Essendon VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 August 1942, Leading Aircraftman Lowe, a Clerk General, died of severe burns received when off duty. He was out walking with others about 1.5 miles from camp when they were engulfed by a bush fire and he was severely burned.


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 A705, 163/139/150

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