CHARLTON, Raymond Clyde

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Fate
  5. Commemoration
  6. Notes
  7. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Air Force
Conflict
World War II
Date of Enlistment
21/06/1941
Place of Enlistment
Sydney NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
01/05/1922
Place of Birth
Queanbeyan NSW
Address (at enlistment)
32 Banks Street, Yarralumla, Canberra ACT
School(s) Attended
Queanbeyan (?1928-30); Telopea Park Primary School (1931); Queanbeyan (1932-?)
Occupation
Plan printer
Next of Kin
Son of Henry Arthur Charlton, brickmaker, and Mary Henrietta Charlton of 32 Banks Street, Yarralumla, Canberra ACT
Burial Place

Ballarat New General Cemetery, Methodist Section 6E, Row 2, grave 41.

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
411862
Final Rank
Sergeant
Final Unit
1 Wireless and Gunnery School Ballarat RAAF

Fate

Died 31 December 1942 aged 20 years, accidentally, at Brewster, Victoria.

Commemoration

AWM Roll of Honour, Canberra ACT: Panel 115.
Queanbeyan & District Honour Roll (corner of Farrer Place & Lowe Street, Queanbeyan)

Notes

Charlton was working in the plan printing section of the Property and Survey Branch of the Department of Interior when he enlisted in June 1941 in the RAAF. He was on a test flight in a Wackett Trainer aircraft on 31 December 1941, and flying low when his plane struck trees and crashed at Brewster near Beaufort in Victoria at 8.45am. Charlton was buried in Ballarat New General Cemetery.

Sources

Australia. Department of Veterans' Affairs. World War 2 nominal roll. http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Debt of Honour Register. <http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search/>
AWM Roll of Honour and Roll of Honour Circulars <http://www.awm.gov.au/database/roh.asp>
Nauenberg, Miriam. Index to Telopea Park Primary School: Register of admissions 1923-1946. Typescript compiled for the Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra.
Telopea Park Primary School: Register of admissions 1923-1946. Volume (a): Boys. Photocopy MS held by Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra.
ACT Electoral Roll - 1941
The Canberra Times 2/01/1943
NAA RecordSearch

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