Leading Aircraftman David Mailis MARR

Service No: 60912
Born: Dundee, Scotland, 30 March 1905
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 September 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 7 Airfield Construction Squadron, Noemfoor Island PNG
Died: Ground Accident, Noemfoor Island, 6 September 1944, Aged 39 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Hendry Marr and Sarah Jamieson Marr, of Auburn, New South Wales; husband of Florence Ivy Marr
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 6 September 1944, Corporal Marr, a Fitter Works, died from burns received when escaping petrol used as fuel in an unauthorised burner ignited. The burner was installed by another airman.


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, 108/7/110