LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Lloyd Ashwin MORRIS

Service No: 419326
Born: Ivanhoe VIC, 5 January 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 3 Personnel Depot (attached from No. 25 Squadron)
Died: Illness, USA, 12 August 1945, Aged 28 Years
Buried: San Bruno (Golden Gate) National Cemetery, California, USA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percival Arthur and Elsie Susan Morris; husband of Gwen Morris, of Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Ivanhoe VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 6 August 1945, Flight Lieutenant Morris, a Navigator Bomb Aimer, was a member of a B24 Liberator crew (Flight Lieutenant Leonard William Gairns (401432) (Captain) Discharged: 8 January 1946) that travelled from Australia to the USA. They arrived at Fairfield on the 8 August. On the afternoon of 9 August Flight Lieutenant Morris complained of being sick during the journey and that he still felt far from well. He was advised by the RAAF Movements at San Francisco to report to the Letterman General Hospital. He reported to the Hospital on 10 August and was admitted where he died on 12 August.

References:

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, 166/28/683

Bibliography:

Mallard, P.L. (Paul Laurence) (424592) No. 25 City of Perth Squadron: An account of this Squadron’s activities whilst operating B-24 Liberator aircraft from Western Australia 1945-6, Paul L. Mallard, 1996