McLAREN, Gavin Athole Laurie

Plane was a Lockheed Hudson bomber which crashed into the sea near Broken Head NSW. 4 crew and 6 servicemen returning home on leave from Horn Island in Torres Strait were killed.

Last Name
McLAREN
Given Names
Gavin Athole Laurie
Service Number
406859
Date of Birth
28/06/1909
Birth Location
Norwich England
Enlistment Date
28/04/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
24/07/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 15
Intake Date
21/06/1941
Finish Date
02/05/1942
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
06/07/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
12 RAS
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying accident Broken Head N.S.W
Date of Death
06/07/1942
Age
33
Cemetery / Memorial
Sydney Memorial NSW
Notes

Plane was a Lockheed Hudson bomber which crashed into the sea near Broken Head NSW. 4 crew and 6 servicemen returning home on leave from Horn Island in Torres Strait were killed.

Posting on Death
12 Repair and Servicing Unit Charters Towers
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - McLAREN Gavin Athole Laurie - Service Number 406859 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial