Wing Commander Gilbert Robert THURSTUN DFC

Service No: 460
Born: Perth WA, 24 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 January 1939 (at RAAF Station Point Cook VIC)
Discharged from the RAAF: 19 July 1946
Unit at Discharge: Headquarters, RAAF Station Rathmines NSW
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), 23 April 1943 (Citation Title: No. 20 Squadron RAAF)
Died: 6 September 1947, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Victor Tasman and May Thurstun; husband of Elizabeth Olive Thurstun (92484) (Discharged: 14 January 1945), of Erina, New South Wales, Australia

Having died outside the specified period (3 September 1939 to 30 June 1947), Wing Commander Thurston does not meet an eligibility criterion for inclusion on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour for World War II. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission recognises that his death is the result of his Service.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300, THURSTUN G R

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