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Streets of Remembrance: John Norman Scotton

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Flying-Officer John Norman Scotton has been honoured through Council's Streets of Remembrance program.

Flying officer John Norman Scotton has been honoured through Bundaberg Regional Council’s Streets of Remembrance program after he was killed in action during World War II.

The program sees the badge under which local veterans served added to the signs of Bundaberg Region streets named in their honour.

Scotton Street in Kepnock was named after Flying Officer Scotton in July 1951.

Flying-Officer Scotton was born in Bundaberg on 5 June 1914 to parents John and Annie Christina Scotton and remained a resident until he enlisted to serve in the the Royal Australian Air Force No. 36 Squadron in World War II.

He was accidentally killed in air operations in Bilda, Algeria, on 5 September 1943 at just 19 years old and survived by his wife Noella.

Noella Scotton submitted the following family notice in memory of her husband, published in the Sunday Mail (Brisbane) on 3 September 1944:

Dearest memories of my devoted Husband Flying-Officer John Norman Scotton who lost his life during air operations in Nth Africa. 5th September 1943.

Memories are treasures no one can steal.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.

Many a thought brings a tear

Of the one I lost & loved so dear.

Inserted by his dearly beloved Wife Noela.

Flying-Officer John Norman Scotton, Royal Australian Air Force, Service Number: 405559

Australian Heritage Festival

To celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival theme ‘connection’, Council is highlighting the region’s history.

Held from 18 April to 19 May, the National Trust festival celebrates Australia’s rich and diverse stories, strengthens cultural and historical ties, and encourages the community to forge new bonds.

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