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Archibald Mowbray Brodie – age 23 – Sub-Lieutenant (A) H.M.S. Nabstock. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

Archibald was a pilot in 721 Squadron, Naval Air Service, Fleet Air Arm in the British Pacific Fleet This was the first Naval squadron to receive the American built aircraft the Vultee Vengeance and Archibald was killed in a flying accident in Australia. Some records have him as with HMS Nabstock or Nabaron or Nabcatcher. These were all Mobile Naval Air Bases (MONABs) in Australia. (Source: Naval death records, aircrew remembered.com and Wikipedia)

Born 1922 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of William Carswell Brodie and Alison Mowbray Brodie. (Source: CWGC)

Husband of Mary Scott (Holburn) Brodie of 234 Ruchazie Road, Carntyne, Glasgow E2, who he married in 1944 in Townhead, Glasgow. (Source: CWGC, the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour and GRoS – Marriage Register)

Died on Active Service on 1 March 1946.

Commonwealth War Grave – Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.

Also named on the High Carntyne Church Memorial.