LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class I Edgar Raymond SMITH

Service No: 428028
Born: Ulverstone TAS, 20 February 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 September 1942
Unit: RAAF Headquarters, Melbourne VIC
Died: Drowned, Launceston TAS, 7 November 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Carr Villa General Cemetery, Launceston TAS
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ronald Edgar and Ethelwyn Mary Smith; husband of Betty Joan Smith, of Newstead
Roll of Honour: Launceston TAS
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While on leave on 7 November 1943, Aircraftman Class I Smith drowned at Launceston.

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, 166/38/334