Leading Aircraftman Raymond George LUNN

Service No: 146450
Born: Romsey VIC, 28 December 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 January 1944
Unit: No. 9 Airfield Construction Squadron, Balikpapan
Died: Ground Accident, Balikpapan, 24 October 1945, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Florence Alice Lunn, of Romsey, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Romsey VIC
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 24 October 1945, Leading Aircraftman Lunn, a General Hand, asked Leading Aircraftman Francis Barry Ragen (162957) (Discharged: 9 September 1946) for assistance in moving a table in his tent. Leading Aircraftman Ragen went into the tent and proceeded to assist in moving the table. Noticing a rifle lying against the table, Leading Aircraftman Ragen said “just a minute” and picked up the rifle. While doing so, the butt of the rifle hit the table, the weapon discharged and a bullet struck Leading Aircraftman Lunn in the right chest. A Medical Officer was called immediately, but Leading Aircraftman Lunn died of his injuries.


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, 166/25/387

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