Leading Aircraftman Alwyn Roy THORNTON

Service No: 56855
Born: Corindhap VIC, 9 April 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 June 1942
Unit: No. 9 Repair and Servicing Unit
Died: Illness, Melbourne VIC, 26 June 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Henry Gordon and Alice Victoria Thornton, of Box Hill
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 10 May 1945, Leading Aircraftman Thornton, a Fitter II Engines, was admitted to Medical Receiving Station, Morotai, seriously ill with expectoration of blood. He was transferred by air to No. 6 RAAF Hospital, Heidelberg, and died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis on 26 June 1945.


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, 166/29/558

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