PARRY Harold Leslie 406059

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Harold Leslie PARRY

Service No: 406059
Born: Perth WA, 19 November 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1940
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, Point Cook VIC
Died: Presumed Accidental Drowning, Port Phillip Bay VIC, 11 January 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Footscray Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Suter Parry and Catherine Ann Parry, of Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

A service recreation dinghy was sailed from Point Cook at about 1430 hours on Saturday 11 January 1941. The dinghy was discovered at 0730 hours the next morning in a damaged condition at Seaholme. A Court of Inquiry recommended that the three RAAF members known to have sailed on the dinghy be posted as missing, presumed drowned. The bodies of two of the members were subsequently discovered. The three members were:

Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey Reginald Dean (408057)
Leading Aircraftman Harold Leslie Parry (406059)
Leading Aircraftman Leslie Newman Samuel Wright (406158)

References:

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 A9301, 406059