MacFARLANE John Greig 45373

LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 John Greig MacFARLANE MM

Service No: 45373
Born: Dundee, Scotland, 10 August 1894
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 July 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 4 Initial Training School, Victor Harbour, SA
Awarded the Military Medal (MM)
Died: Illness, Victor Harbour SA, 27 September 1941, Aged 47 Years
Buried: Victor Harbour Public Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Ann MacFarlane; husband of Elizabeth MacFarlane, of Dundee, Scotland.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

The award of the Military Medal was for World War I service in the Black Watch, British Army.

On 2 September 1941, Aircraftman Class I Macfarlane, a Messman, died of a cerebral haemorrhage while attending a dance at the Victor Harbor Town Hall.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/141/334