SMEATH Norman Charles 85890

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Norman Charles SMEATH

Service No: 85890
Born: Busselton WA, 6 May 1927
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 July 1945
Unit: No. 4 Transportation and Movements Office, Crawley WA
Died: Accident, Bassendean WA, 26 March 1946, Aged 18 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Charles and Maud Daisy Smeath, of Mosman Park.
Roll of Honour: Mosman Park WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

85890 LAC SMEATH N.C. (General Hand) was killed, and 80734 LAC McNAMARA W. (Driver Motor Transport) was injured when service vehicle No. M.33 left the road, capsized and burned at approximately 0100 hours on the Perth road near Bassendean. An investigation has been convened by the Commanding Officer to enquire into the cause of the accident.

No. 4 Transport and Movements Office Operations Record Book Entry dated 26 March 1946

85890 LAC SMEATH N.C. (General hand) was buried at Perth War Cemetery at 1100 hours this day with full military honours.

No. 4 Transport and Movements Office Operations Record Book Entry dated 28 March 1946

Manslaughter charge against 80374 LAC McNAMARA W.C. D.M.T. was concluded, LAC McNAMARA being acquitted, the Court being unable to prove he was driving the truck at the time LAC SMEATH N.C., general hand, was killed.

No. 4 Transport and Movements Office Operations Record Book Entry dated 9 August 1946

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/38/1368
RAAF Operations Record Book (A50) – No. 4 Transport and Movements Office