PRICE Leslie Gaunt 38217

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Leslie Gaunt PRICE

Service No: 38217
Born: Cue WA, 10 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 March 1941
Unit: No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Port Pirie SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School battle aircraft L5759), Port Pirie, 13 August 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Port Pirie General Cemetery, Port Pirie SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Matthew Gaunt Price and Kathleen Price, of Big Bell, 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

On 13 August 1942, Fairey Battle L5759 spun into the sea off Port Pirie and both crew members were killed. The probable cause of the accident is listed as “obscure”. The crew members killed were:

Sergeant Reuben Maurice Plummer (408754) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Leslie Gaunt Price (38217)

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 A9645, 234