Flying Officer Arthur Francis THORLEY

Service No: 3929
Born: Enmore NSW, 3 august 1908
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 November 1934 (at RAAF Station Richmond NSW)
Unit: No. 2 Air Ambulance Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Ambulance Unit Dragon A34-19), Toogoolawah QLD, 17 September 1943, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Taabinga Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis and Ernestine Olivia Thorley; husband of Patricia Constance Thorley, of Milson’s Point, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Bankstown NSW
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

No. 2 Air Ambulance DeHavilland Dragon A34-19 crashed into a tree while making a landing on a roadway near Toogoolawah in conditions of approaching darkness and poor visibility due to heavy cloud. On board were:

Flight Sergeant Frederick Joseph Newton (32596) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 28 November 1944
Flying Officer Arthur Francis Thorley (3929) (Pilot)


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
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 211

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