LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant John Charles SCHOFIELD

Service No: 407377
Born: Walkerville SA, 7 October 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1940
Unit: Base Torpedo Unit, Nowra NSW
Died: Ground Accident (Drowned), Mannum SA, 21 December 1945, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Ellen Gertrude Schofield; husband of Efe Schofield, of Mannum
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 21 December 1945, Flight Lieutenant Schofield, the Signals Officer at RAAF Station Nowra, accidentally drowned in the river at Mannum. He was on leave pending his discharge from the RAAF.

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, 166/37/1622

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990