LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Raymond O’CONNOR

Service No: 60592
Born: Ballina NSW, 17 October 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 August 1941
Discharged from the RAAF: 25 July 1943
Unit at Discharge: Base Torpedo Unit
Died: Illness, Sydney NSW, 26 August 1943, Aged 25 Years
Cremated: Rookwood Crematorium NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Florence Jane O’Connor, of Tintenbar
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Leading Aircraftman O’Connor was on leave and was admitted to No. 3 RAAF Hospital, Concord West, on 1 April 1943 suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. On 9 April 1943 he was transferred to the Lady Davidson Home and he was discharged from the RAAF with effect 25 July 1943. He subsequently died in the Prince of Wales Hospital on 26 August 1943.

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, 166/31/69