LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Murray Gordon MARSHALL

Service No: 418139
Born: Dandenong VIC, 25 September 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: RAF Station Waterloo, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: Injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident, near Freetown, 24 December 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery, Sierra Leone
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percy Harold and Beatrice Ivy Marshall, of Noble Park, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Dandenong VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 December 1943, Flight Sergeant Marshall, a Wireless Air Gunner, was in charge of a truck on an organised bathing run. At 1700 hours he was injured when the truck overturned at Benjguema near Freetown (East) and was admitted to No. 51 General Hospital. He died of his injuries on 24 December 1943.

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 A705, 166/27/311