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F/Sgt James “Ray” Brock

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F/Sgt James “Ray” Brock

Birth
Melbourne, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia
Death
24 Oct 1943 (aged 27)
Northampton Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Burial
Geraldton, Greater Geraldton City, Western Australia, Australia
Memorial ID
119839841 View Source

Flight Sergeant James Brock, Service Number 409983, of No.14 Squadron, was one of six airmen killed with two survivors when their Beaufort A-314 crashed at approx. 2227 hours, about four miles N.E. of Northampton, W.A.
F/Sgt Brock was a wireless air-gunner.
In civilian life he was farmer of West Gippsland, Victoria.
He spent two and a half years with the 29th Battalion A.M.F. prior to his discharge to join the R.A.A.F.

AIR ACCIDENT.
Six Men Killed.
In an aircraft accident in this State on Sunday six members of the RAAF, including four from WA, were killed. Two members of the aircraft escaped uninjured.
The six who were killed were as follows:
RANDALL, Flying-Officer John Maxwell, of Queen's road, New Lambton, N.S.W..
FORBES, Pilot-Officer John McPherson, of Beverley, W.A.
BROCK, Flight-Sgt James, of Hallora, via Drouin West, Victoria.
ANDRE, LAC John Jeffery, of Andrews street, Esperance, W.A.
RASTON, Thomas Noel Ryder, of Kellerberrin, W.A.
SMITH, LAC Harold William, of Canning-highway, Perth, W.A.
Survivors are F/Sgt K.J. Clarke & F/Sgt J.J. Callaghan

Flight Sergeant James Brock, Service Number 409983, of No.14 Squadron, was one of six airmen killed with two survivors when their Beaufort A-314 crashed at approx. 2227 hours, about four miles N.E. of Northampton, W.A.
F/Sgt Brock was a wireless air-gunner.
In civilian life he was farmer of West Gippsland, Victoria.
He spent two and a half years with the 29th Battalion A.M.F. prior to his discharge to join the R.A.A.F.

AIR ACCIDENT.
Six Men Killed.
In an aircraft accident in this State on Sunday six members of the RAAF, including four from WA, were killed. Two members of the aircraft escaped uninjured.
The six who were killed were as follows:
RANDALL, Flying-Officer John Maxwell, of Queen's road, New Lambton, N.S.W..
FORBES, Pilot-Officer John McPherson, of Beverley, W.A.
BROCK, Flight-Sgt James, of Hallora, via Drouin West, Victoria.
ANDRE, LAC John Jeffery, of Andrews street, Esperance, W.A.
RASTON, Thomas Noel Ryder, of Kellerberrin, W.A.
SMITH, LAC Harold William, of Canning-highway, Perth, W.A.
Survivors are F/Sgt K.J. Clarke & F/Sgt J.J. Callaghan


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  • Created by: R & S
  • Added: 5 Nov 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 119839841
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119839841/james-brock: accessed ), memorial page for F/Sgt James “Ray” Brock (25 Aug 1916–24 Oct 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 119839841, citing Geraldton War Cemetery, Geraldton, Greater Geraldton City, Western Australia, Australia; Maintained by R & S (contributor 46634910).