LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer David Adderton STRACHAN

Service No: 78766
Born: Mackay QLD, 31 May 1900
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 September 1942
Unit: No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Amberley QLD
Died: Illness, Brisbane QLD, 17 July 1944, Aged 44 Years
Buried: Brisbane General Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James and Barbara Strachan; husband of Elsie Malvena Strachan, of Taringa
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 30 June 1944, Pilot Officer Strachan, Administrative and Special Duties, was admitted to No. 112 Australian General Hospital seriously ill with retroperitoneal sarcoma and he died on 17 July 1944.

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, 166/38/585