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

Description

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.

Inscription

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

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
2nd Lt Cecil Joseph Umstead World War 2 Died 013899 US Marine Corps view
1st Lt Horace Albert Teague World War 2 Died 014229 US Marine Corps view
F/O Geoffrey Hugh Lester World War 2 Died 0409154 RAAF view
Sgt Douglas Brian Doyle World War 2 Died 412236 RAAF view
Sgt Francis Joseph Doyle World War 2 Died 420615 RAAF view
Address
St John's Anglican Church
6 Menangle Road
Camden NSW 2570
Local Government Area
  • Camden Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
David Roden
Established date
2000
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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