Corporal Thomas Hugh McGLADE

Service No: 59223
Born: Melbourne VIC, 26 July 1906
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 July 1942
Unit: No. 109 Mobile Fighter Control Unit
Died: Drowned, New Guinea, 28 November 1944, Aged 38 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Joseph and Mary Theresa McGlade; husband of Doris Lilian McGlade, of South Caulfield, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 November 1944, Corporal McGlade, a Clerk General, drowned when he was washed into a flooded river. During the night, the Samboga River overflowed its banks and personnel living in tents near the river were instructed to before any danger arose. While endeavouring to remove two kit bags, Corporal McGlade lost his footing and fell into the river and he could not be saved by others due to the strong current.


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, 166/26/674

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