Group Captain Thomas Anthony SWINBOURNE OBE

Service No: 19
Born: Sebastopol VIC, 22 July 1897
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1921
Unit: RAAF Headquarters, Melbourne VIC
Awarded the Order of the British Empire – Officer (Military) (OBE), 2 January 1939, Citation: Royal Australian Air Force
Died: Illness, Melbourne VIC, 17 September 1940
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Group Captain Swinbourne served as a Motor Transport Driver in the 4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, during World War I with the Regimental Number of 1788. He first enlisted in the RAAF as an airman on the 31 March 1921 initially in the Stores & Accounting Branch before transferring to the General Duties Branch in 1923.

On 17 September 1940, Group Captain Swinbourne (General Duties) died of an illness at the Mercy Hospital, Melbourne.


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, 166/138/1401

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