RAAF 425684 F/O (Nav.) Thomas John Lennie

Thanks to the the kind contributions of several people, here’s a possible outline tree for him, which seems not to contain any living people…


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Appeal to Maryborough Family History Society (and you!)

“…I have him in Clifton, Darling Downs, Queensland and then later in Maryborough. A schoolteacher, he enlisted in the RAAF on 25Apr1942 in Brisbane and was seconded to RAF 98 Squadron.

He appears on Maryborough War Memorial…

His father, also Thomas, was a seaman born 1881 in Christchurch, New Zealand and who died 1 Dec 1919 of tuberculosis in Maryborough. His mother Chrissie (maiden name Garton) was a Maryborough girl born about Nov 1886, and she died 16 Sep 1963 of circulatory problems. They were both baptists.

Here’s a Street View link to 17 King Street, where Chrissie was living before she went into Demaine Private Hospital, Maryborough…


I think Thomas Jr. had three sisters, Mavis Isabel (5Mar1910–6Jan1994), Jean Elizabeth (16Aug1911–) and Norma Evelyn…”

Relatives still outstanding

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Contact has now been made with a relative of RAF 182005 Pilot Officer Stanley Harrison (Pilot) from FW211, as well as a relative of RAF 132348 Flight Lieutenant Charles Bindon ‘Nick’ Carter DFC DFM from FW194.

However, relatives of RAAF 425684 Flying Officer (Nav.) Thomas John Lennie have yet to be found.

I have three different towns in Queensland for him (lastly Maryborough, Wide Bay), and three possible sisters Jean Elizabeth (16Aug1911–), Mavis Isabel (5Mar1910–6Jan1994) and Norma Evelyn. His father is Thomas Lennie (abt 1880–1Dec1919), and his mother is Chrissie Garton (1886–16Sep1963).

Any Australian family history researchers out there…?

Relatives of the crew of FW194

The sister aircraft FW194 (VO-N) was shot down in Arnhem the same day. Here are links to the commemoration of that plane…

However, efforts to trace living relatives of these two officers have yet to meet with success…

RAAF 425684 Flying Officer (Nav.) Thomas John Lennie (6Feb1913–25Sep1944)
RAF 132348 Flight Lieutenant Charles Bindon ‘Nick’ Carter DFC DFM (abt Nov1919–25Sep1944)

and again, any leads would be gratefully received.