PATIENCE Thomas Raymond 81984

LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 Thomas Raymond PATIENCE

Service No: 81984
Born: Greenough WA, 20 October 1908
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1942
Unit: No. 2 Mobile Works Squadron, Port Moresby
Died: Ground Accident, Ward’s Strip, PNG, 5 November 1943, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Joseph and Elizabeth Patience; husband of Marjory Patience, of Fremantle, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 5 November 1943, Aircraftman Class I Patience, a Fitter Driver Motor Transport, was killed when he was struck by heavy rock loosened by machinery when working at Ward’s Strip, Port Moresby.

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 A705, 166/32/227

Bibliography:

Croft, I. (Ian) We Prepared the Way: RAAF Airfield Construction Squadrons, db Publishing, Mandurah WA 6210, 2006
Wilson, D. (David) Always First: the RAAF airfield construction squadrons 1942-1974, Air Power Studies Centre Canberra ACT 2600, 1998