24 March 1944
Pilot Officer Kenneth A Maciver (DFC, RAAF), recently reported missing, is now officially reported to have been killed on active service, when his plane returning from operations over enemy territories crashed in the sea.
Pilot Officer Maciver, whose home is in New South Wales, spent his leave with his grandmother, Mrs Macleod, 7 Holm, and formed a circle of acquaintances in the district who will learn of these tidings with much regret. He was a typical colonial, frank and genial, who endeared himself to all with whom he came into contact.
It was characteristic of his modesty that although before his last visit he had been awarded the DFC, he never referred to it. The official citation states that when detailed to attack Cologne, he completed the mission with success notwithstanding that prior to reaching his target the aircraft was damaged and he himself wounded; and that he always displayed inspiring courage and determination.
Much sympathy is felt with his parents and relatives in their bereavement.