Leading Aircraftman Edwin Charles MARTENS

Service No: 405865
Born: Beenleigh QLD, 2 October 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941
Unit: No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Evans Head NSW
Died: Drowned, Evans Head NSW, 22 February 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Beenleigh Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Carl August and Helene Ida Martens, of Beenleigh
Roll of Honour: Beenleigh QLD
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 February 1942, Leading Aircraftman Martens, a Trainee Observer, drowned while surfing at Evans Head.


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, 163/42/301

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