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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bernie" Bernard Aloysius O'HARA

Born 3 June 1921 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of John Patrick and Alice Maude O'HARA [17] [18]
Bank Officer/Teller with the Bank of New South Wales in Carnamah 1938-1941 [6] [P42]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club [0: image 04120]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club [0: image 04120]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club [0: image 04120]
Member of the Carnamah Race and Sports Club [0: image 04120]
Member of the Carnamah Volunteer Defence Corps in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Had been quite smitten with Miss Les BOWMAN and had given her bottles of perfume[P9]
Just before entering camp with the Royal Australian Air Force had been transferred away from Carnamah [0: image 04001]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 21 July 1941 [16]
Flight Sergeant 415176 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 18th Squadron during the Second World War [16]
In 1942 was a member of a gallant air crew who were praised for magnificent team work in a raid on Germany [0: image 04119 / 20]
In late July 1943 word was received in Carnamah that he was "missing" [0: image 04237]
Killed in Action on 18 July 1943 in Sicily [17] [18]
Buried / Memorialised at the Catania British Cemetery in Sicily [17]
His name appears on the Perth Honour Roll and on the Carnamah War Memorial [18] [35]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bernard Aloysius O'Hara' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/bernard-aloysius-ohara [sources]




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