Pilot Officer Roy Stuart BEVERIDGE

Service No: 411115
Born: Sydney NSW, 16 November 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 4 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-481), near Wodonga VIC, 1 May 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Sydney (Waverley) General Cemetery NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry and Lucy Iris Beveridge, of Cremorne
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

On 1 May 1942, Wirraway A20-481 departed from Canberra and crashed near Howlong 7 miles east of Wodonga at 0745 hours. The aircraft was conducting an Army co-operation mission and suffered engine failure. A20-481 struck trees during a forced landing approach and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of A20-481 were:

Pilot Officer Roy Stuart Beveridge (411105) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Bruce Henry Smith (8603) (Observer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/23/121; A9845,173
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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