Leading Aircraftman John George O’BRIEN

Service No: 126364
Born: Ballarat VIC, 4 February 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 January 1943
Unit: No. 9 Airfield Construction Squadron, Mount Martha VIC
Died: Injuries, Melbourne VIC, 7 February 1945, Aged 34 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Daniel and Lillian O’Brien; husband of Isabel Annie O’Brien of Oakleigh
Roll of Honour: Oakleigh VIC
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 6 February 1945, Leading Aircraftman O’Brien, a Plant Operator, was seriously injured in a fall at Mount Martha, Victoria, while undergoing defence training prior to the Unit being deployed to the South West Pacific Theatre front. He died on 7 February 1945


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, 166/31/316

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