Bargara Beaufort Bomber Memorial

Location of Bargara Beaufort Bomber Memorial

Esplanade and Bauer Streets (near clock)
Bargara QLD 4670

Stone memorial with plaques inserted on the top and the front, commemorating RAAF service personnel who crashed and died during the Second World War. It commemorates the crash site of JM A9-322 Beaufort bomber 7 N/miles east of the monument, on the top plaque, and the crash of Avro Anson Aw 902, which crashed into the sea on 1 June 1942, killing three Aircrew from the No. 8 Service Flying Training School, based at Bundaberg.

Inscription

Top Plaque:

This plaque commemorates the crash site of JM A9-322 Beaufort bomber 7 N/miles east of this monument (in line with palm trees), whilst on active service with No 32 Sqn RAAF Bundaberg, on the 24th day of December 1943. Crew: F/O Ron Grieve (Pilot), F/O Ken Poulson (NAV), F/O Alan Corrie (WOP), F/Sgt Wm S Parsons (WAG).

Front Plaque:

ON THE 1ST JUNE 1942, THE FOLLOWING MEN WERE KILLED IN AN RAAF TRAINING ACCIDENT 1-1/2 MILES OFF THE COAST

400394 FlightSergeant Ronald Campbell Davies

415485 Leading Aircraftman Walter James Regan

420765 Leading Aircraftman Clifford James Lucas

Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Commemorative services held

The Coral Coast Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Inc. coordinates the ANZAC DAY Dawn Service, with members forming up at 5.15am in readiness for the march at 5.30am.

Additional information

Memorial and top plaque: Unveiled by crew and Cr George Campbell Chairman, Woongarra Council on 18 December 1987.

A replica of this plaque has been placed at the base of the aircraft. All four crew survived both the sinking and a crash landing the previous day.

Front plaque:

Unveiled by Pastor Cam Rub and Barbara Paramor who travelled from Perth to remember her father Flight Sergeant Ronald Campbell Davies, on ANZAC Day 2007.

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Barbara Paramor
Date recorded
24 February 2009

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