Major James Montrose MAUGHAN

Service No: SX21786 (Australian Army)
Born: Adelaide SA, 16 March 1893
Enlisted in the Army: 20 July 1942
Unit: No. 4 Australian Air Liaison Section (Liaison Officer for No. 23 Squadron)
Died: Injuries from a Bombing Range Accident, near Ipswich QLD, 2 June 1943, Aged 50 Years
Buried: Ipswich General Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Milton Moss Maughan and Eliza Anne Maughan, of Adelaide, South Australia; husband of Marjorie Wallace Maughan, of Fullerton, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 10, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Major Maughan saw World War I service with 27th Australian Infantry Battalion and was wounded in action.

Major Maughan was fatally injured by bombs dropped by a No. 23 Squadron Wirraway aircraft while he was laying indicating strips at the Hillside Battle Area about 10 miles south of Ipswich, Queensland. The crew and aircraft is not identified in the report of the event contained in Major Maughan’s personal file and no blame was able to be attributed.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B883, SX21786


Baker, N. (Nicola) More Than Little Heroes: Australian Army Air Liaison Officers in WWII, Australian National University Canberra ACT 2600, 1994

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