St John's Anglican Church RAAF A34-47 Memorial Cairn


A solid sandstone block set on a sandstone plinth is located in the grounds of the church. A brass plate with inscription and the images of three men and the 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.


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David Roden

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St John's Anglican Church,cnr Broughton Street and Menangle Road
Camden NSW 2570

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Veterans Listed

Rank Given Name Family Namesort descending Conflict Status Service No. Service Link
Sgt Douglas Brian Doyle World War 2 Died 412236 RAAF view
Sgt Francis Joseph Doyle World War 2 Died 420615 RAAF view
F/O Geoffrey Hugh Lester World War 2 Died 0409154 RAAF view
1st Lt Horace Albert Teague World War 2 Died 014229 US Marine Corps view
2nd Lt Cecil Joseph Umstead World War 2 Died 013899 US Marine Corps view