LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Ronald Nelson TARLING

Service No: 45356
Born: Moseley England, 2 December 1907
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 July 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 5 Embarkation Depot, Subiaco WA
Died: Injury, Perth WA, 11 February 1944, Aged 36 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert George and Florence Mabel Tarling, of Claremont.
Roll of Honour: Claremont WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 16 January 1944, Sergeant Tarling, a Clerk, shot himself at a residence in Bay Road, Claremont. On 11 February he died from the resulting injuries at 110 Australian General Hospital (now Hollywood Private Hospital).  The Coroner ruled that the injuries were self-inflicted.

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 A705, 166/39/206