LEST WE FORGET

Warrant Officer Harold Beaumont UREN

Service No: 437175
Born: Norwood SA, 25 February 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 November 1942
Unit: No. 8 Operational Training Unit (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Operational Training Unit Mosquito aircraft KB134), Nova Scotia, 24 April 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Henry and Anne Caroline Uren, of Norwood, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Norwood SA
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 24 April 1945, Mosquito KB134 took off on a radio diversion training exercise. The aircraft crashed near Waterville and the both crew members were killed. The port engine caught fire during the flight causing the aircraft to crash.

The crew members of KB134 were:

Flying Officer Jack Norman Reedie (429844) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Harold Beaumont Uren (437175) (Navigator)

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/41/30