Leading Aircraftman Ernest Edward Leo PHILLIPS

Service No: 53420
Born: West Melbourne VIC, 26 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 April 1942
Unit: No. 36 Squadron
Died: Ground Incident, Townsville QLD, 12 September 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest James Phillips and Ethel Victoria Phillips, of West Melbourne, Victoria
Roll of Honour: West Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 11 September 1943, Leading Aircraftman Miller, an Aircraft hand, was shot by Aircraftman I Kenneth Gordon Harris (132890) at Aitkenvale, Townsville, and died the following day. Harris was discharged on 12 January 1944 and received a jail sentence of 5 years.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Records A705, 166/32/182; A705, 163/120/858

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