McGUINESS Reginald Brendon 46558

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Reginald Brendon McGUINESS

Service No: 46558
Born: Geraldton WA, 29 September 1907
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 February 1942
Unit: No. 9 Airfield Construction Squadron, Balikpapan
Died: Ground Accident, Borneo, 12 December 1945, Aged 38 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis Joseph and Ellen McGuiness; husband of Myrtle Dora McGuiness, of Victoria Park, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 12 December 1945, Leading Aircraftman McGuiness, an Electrical (Mechanical) Fitter, was accidentally electrocuted. He was taking down the electrical wiring around the campsite in Borneo, when he accidentally cut a live wire.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line record A9301, 46558

Bibliography:

Wilson, D. (David) Always First: the RAAF airfield construction squadrons 1942-1974, Air Power Studies Centre Canberra ACT 2600, 1998