Leading Aircraftman Colin Shortland MOLONY

Service No: 122680
Born: Terowie SA, 10 December 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 March 1943
Unit: No. 15 Wireless Telegraph Station, Nadzab, PNG
Died: Ground Accident (Drowned), Salamaua, New Guinea, 19 September 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gordon Vincent and Matilda Muriel Molony, of Terowie, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Terowie SA
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 19 September 1944, Leading Aircraftman Molony, a Telegraphist, drowned while bathing in the ocean at Salamau. He was carried into deep water by the undertow.


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 A705, 166/28/406

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