SHOOTING IN GEORGE STREET, BRISBANE
ON 19 JANUARY 1943
Australian naval rating, Able Seaman David Wren, was shot dead by an American MP called Fountain Williams in George Street, Brisbane on the night of 19 January 1943.
The official records state that Wrens death was the result of misadventure. Fountain Williams was court martialed and was eventuallyjailed.
I'd like to thank the late Barry Ralph for the above information. Barry authored an excellent book on World War 2 in Australia called "They Passed This Way".
Can anyone help me with more information?
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