Leading Aircraftman Francis William BIDGOOD

Service No: 14499
Born: Parramatta NSW, 4 May 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 April 1940
Unit: No. 456 Squadron
Died: Illness, England, 4 October 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Bournemouth North Cemetery, Hampshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Frederick and Rosina Bidgood, of Pendle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Parramatta NSW
Remembered: Panel 106, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 September 1941, Leading Aircraftman Bidgood, a Fitter II Airframe, was taken ill during a dance at the Pavilion Ballroom and admitted to the Royal Victoria and West Hampshire Hospital. On 4 October 1941 he died of a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/92/86

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