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05-April-2016
05-April-2016
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The plaque commemorates Geoffrey Reginald Dean who was killed at Point Cook, Victoria during his pilot training in the Royal Australian Air Force.

He drowned in a dingy accident on Port Phillip Bay.

The body of Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey Reginald Dean, 21, of Evandale, Tasmania, the Point Cook air trainee, which was found by a fisherman man near Altona on Wednesday night, was cremated privately at the Springvale Crematorium today. Trainees from Point Cook attended. A ground party from that station to day continued its search for the other two trainees who went sailing with Dean in a dinghy on Saturday. They were Leading Aircraftmen L. N. S. Wright, 20, of Perth, and H. L. Parry, 25, of Narrogin. W.A. Their dinghy was washed ashore at Altona on Monday. 
Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 January 1941.

Location

Address:High Street, St Andrew`s Anglican Church , Evandale, 7212
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.571211
Long: 147.245908
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:11-January-1941
Actual Event End Date:11-January-1941

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEOFFREY REGINALD DEAN
Who Lost His Life
At Point Cook Victoria
11th January 1941
During His Course As A Pilot Trainee
In The Royal Australian Air Force
Aged 21 Years

"It Cannot Be The End."
For The End Of The Righteous Is Peace

Source: MA
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