THOMAS John Allan 210011

LEST WE FORGET

Corporal John Allan THOMAS

Service No: 210011
Born: Katanning WA, 7 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 September 1939
Unit: No. 4 Service Flying Training School, Geraldton
Died: Ground Accident, Geraldton WA, 12 April 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: No further information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

No. 210011 Cpl Thomas J.A. Killed in car accident.

No. 4 Service Flying Training School Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 12 April 1941

On 12 April 1941, Corporal Thomas, a Clerk General, was struck by a motor car while walking on the right side (correct) of Marine Terrace road, with his wife and child. A car swerved on to the incorrect side of the road and struck down the whole family. Corporal Thomas and his child were killed in the accident, and his wife was injured.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (John Allen Thomas)
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, 163/166/73

Bibliography:

Brenkley, D. J. (Doug J.) RAAF Historical Record of No. 4 Service Flying Training School Geraldton WA, D.J. Brenkley, 2007