Lincoln Harold

Name   Harold Lincoln.  Rank: Aircraftman 1

Number   RAAF 21892

Unit GRS Laverton

Place of Birth. Korumburra 8 April 1918

Next of Kin Mabel Lincoln, his mother was NOK. The son of Robert and Mabel Mary Lincoln, of Leongatha.

Date and place of enlistment 13 February 1941 in Sydney

Location on enlistment   Glebe Sydney

Occupation shop assistant

Date and place of death 11 March 1942, aged 23, at RAAF Laverton Victoria

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Victorian Cremation Memorial Springvale and on the Leongatha Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

Harold lived in Ruby and Leongatha before attending Ivanhoe Grammar School for 7 years and spent two years at The University of Melbourne. His family were involved in the grocery and catering business in Leongatha. Rosie Lincoln, Harold’s sister, was a popular grocer in Leongatha. Harold worked in New Zealand and Sydney before enlisting.

Military History

After enlisting Harold trained as a wireless operator. He was killed when an aircraft engaged on a training flight to Laverton crashed into the sea near Point Cook. There were four airmen on board and no survivors.

The following notices appeared in the Melbourne Press

LINCOLN – The Funeral of the late

AC1 HAROLD GRAVELL LNCOLN will leave the Chapel of B Matthews Ptv Ltd 105 Toorak road South Yarra THIS DAY (Monday, March 161 at 3 45 p m for the Springvale Crematorium

B MATHEWS PTY LTD Win 64

Argus 14 March 1942

LINCOLN.-On March 11, at Point Cook

(result of aircraft accident, Harold Gravell,

youngest son of Mabel and Robert Lincoln

Leongatha late of Ruby, aged 23 years

LINCOLN.-On March 11, at Point Cook (result of aircraft accident),Harold Gravell, brother of Ethel (Mrs. Hines), Rosie, Robert, George, and Mabel(Ivanhoe Grammar School) aged 23 years

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