LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class I Gordon Wellington REES

Service No: 32995
Born: Forbes NSW, 19 February 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 August 1940
Unit: No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Evans Head NSW
Died: Illness, Evans Head, 9 July 1941, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Evans Head General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward George and Clarice Millicent Rees, of Kempsey
Roll of Honour: Kempsey NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Kempsey War Memorial, Kempsey NSW

On 18 June 1941, Aircraftman Class I Rees, an Aircraft hand, was assessed dangerously ill at Station Sick Quarters suffering from pneumonia and he died at 0950 hours on 9 July 1941.

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, 163/156/159
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line