Aircraftman Class I Francis William TIPPETT

Service No: 40495
Born: Charlton VIC, 3 August 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 May 1941
Unit: No. 8 Service Flying Training School, Bundaberg QLD
Died: Drowned, Bundaberg, 12 February 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Bundaberg General Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Nicholas and Edith Emmeline Tippett, of Highton, Victoria. Presbyterian
Roll of Honour: Highton VIC
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 February 1942, Aircraftman Class I Tippett, an Instrument Repairer, drowned as a result of rescue work in flooded area. He was assisting in the evacuation of people from their homes during floods in Bundaberg.


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, 163/167/26

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