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R.A.A.F. Second World War A34-47 Memorial Plaque

R.A.A.F. Second World War A34-47 Memorial Plaque
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Description / Background

A solid sandstone block set on a sandstone plinth is located in the grounds of St John's Anglican Church, Camden. A brass plate with inscription and the images of three men and the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) plane they were flying is attached to the top of the block.


In Memory of the Crew and Passengers of RAAF De Havilland Dragon A34-47 from No 34 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force.

Sgt Douglas Brian Doyle (412236) RAAF - Pilot
Sgt Francis Joseph Doyle (420615) RAAF - Co-Pilot
F/O Geoffrey Hugh Lester (0409154) RAAF - Passenger/Pilot
1st Lt Horace Albert Teague (014229) US Marine Corps - Passenger
2nd Lt Cecil Joseph Umstead (013899) US Marine Corps - Passenger

The aircraft disappeared on 17th April 1943 and was last seen near Werombi Post Office, heading south to Wagga Wagga.
This plaque unveiled by the relatives, friends, searchers, RSL and the people of Camden in 2000.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Sgt Douglas Brian Doyle World War 2 412236 RAAF view
Sgt Francis Joseph Doyle World War 2 420615 RAAF view
F/O Geoffrey Hugh Lester World War 2 0409154 RAAF view
1st Lt Horace Albert Teague World War 2 014229 US Marine Corps view
2nd Lt Cecil Joseph Umstead World War 2 013899 US Marine Corps view

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St John's Anglican Church
6 Menangle Road
Camden NSW 2570
Local Government Area
Camden Council
Memorial type
Recorded by
David Roden
Year of construction
Second World War, 1939–45