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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:425425
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Date of Birth:8 April 1918
Place of Birth:Warialda, NSW, Australia
Date of Death:18 October 1943 (Aged 25 years)
Units:No. 31 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF
No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF
No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF
No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF
No. 55 Operational Base Unit, RAAF

AWM: P05199.001

1939-45 StarPacific Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


28 February 1942Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 3 Initial Training School, RAAF.
23 May 1942Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
27 May 1942Posted to No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF, Maryborough.
14 December 1942Posted to No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF, Evans Head.
7 January 1943Promoted to Sergeant.
17 January 1943Posted to No. 3 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Sandgate.
1 February 1943Posted to No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF, Cootamundra.
3 March 1943Posted to No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF, Mount Gambier.
7 June 1943Posted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, Forest Hill.
7 July 1943Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
1 October 1943Posted to No. 55 Operational Base Unit, RAAF.
8 October 1943Posted to No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.
18 October 1943Beaufighter A19-84: Aircraft crashed at Darwin and burst into flames after striking tree during non-operational exercises with Spitfires.

Burial Details


Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 8½ inches 173.99 cm
Weight: 146 lbs 66.22 kg
Chest Measurement: 32½ / 36½ inches 82.55 / 92.71 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light Brown

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, CARTON WILLIAM BERTRAM : Service Number - 425425 : Date of birth - 08 Apr 1918 : Place of birth - WARIALDA NSW : Place of enlistment - BRISBANE : Next of Kin - CARTON B, A9301, 425425.

Record updated on 25 November 2017.


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