RAN BEACH COMMANDOS Rider, Alan Ray

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  • SURNAME
Rider
  • FORENAME
Alan Ray
  • UNIT
Naval Beach Commandos (HMAS Kuranda
  • RANK
Ordinary Seaman
  • NUMBER
PM5099
  • DATE OF DEATH
7th July 1944
  • AGE
19
  • GRAVESITE
Cairns Military Cemetery, Queensland, Australia. Plot A Row D Grave 9
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 07.07.1925, North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
father Arthur Allan Rider (1890-1960)
mother Winifred Rose Ray (1902-1991)
Alan Ray Rider
R.A.N.R.
Number: PM5099
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
D.O.B.: 7th July 1925, North Fitzroy, Victoria
son of Arthur Allan and Winifred Rose Rider,East Coburg,Victoria
Service History
21.10.42 Enlisted as an Ordinary Seaman, HMAS Cerberus
11.12.42 Posted to HMAS Assault
14.03.43 Assault Trained and posted to HMAS Moreton
26.05.43 Posted to HMAS Assault
23.07.43 Posted to HMAS Westralia - Landing Ship Infantry. Served in New Guinea waters from September 1943.
04.02.44 Posted to Beach Party, HMAS Platypus
08.05.44 Posted to Naval Beach Commandos, Kuranda
30.06.44 Admitted 116th Australian General Hospital as a result of a road accident.
07.07.44 Died of injuries. Buried in the Cairns Military Cemetery Plot A, Row D, Grave 9
Notes
Commemorated on the Coburg, Victoria, Roll of Honour and Wall of Remembrance at the Australian War Memorial
 
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