Leading Aircraftman John Maurice McMANUS

Service No: 145650
Born: Brunswick VIC, 1 August 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 November 1943
Unit: No. 6 Transportation and Movements Office, Townsville
Died: Ground Accident, Townsville QLD, 20 October 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Francis and Celia Cleary McManus, of Brunswick, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 20 October 1944, Leading Aircraftman McManus, a General Hand, died at No. 3 Medical Receiving Station from injuries received when he struck the sea bed while diving in the bathing enclosure at Cleveland Bay, Townsville.


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, 166/26/623

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