CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
AT REEDY CREEK, 19KMS SE OF KINGSTON, SA
ON 11 AUGUST 1942
Avro Anson AW678 of 2 Air Observer School (2 AOS) RAAF, Mount Gambier crashed at Reedy Creek, 19 kms south east of Kingston, South Australia at 1430 hours S.S.T. on 11 August 1942 killing all five people on board. The cause of the crash is unknown. The aircraft was a total wreck and caught fire.
Apparently there are two Kingstons in South Australia. This is the one on the coast about 130 kms north west of Mt. Gambier.
Those killed were:-
Sgt John Edward Moorhouse (405197) (pilot)
Sgt Malcolm Albert Thiele (416804) (pilot)
Sgt William Nathaniel Higham Fleming (23964) (Instructor)
LAC William Ross Bremner Fenton (41073)
LAC Charles Thomas Fletcher (410476)
The local RSL has erected a memorial at the spot in 2007.
I would like to thank Brett Thiele and Eric Jamieson for their assistance with this web page.
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This page first produced 11 January 2008
This page last updated 30 March 2013