LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Robert Burns BOLTON

Service No: 10173
Born: Corowa NSW, 16 July 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School Wackett aircraft A3-191), near Chepstowe VIC, 20 February 1944, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Ballarat (New) General Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Bertha Elizabeth Bolton; husband of Thelma Bolton, of Corowa
Roll of Honour: Corowa NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a non-operational training flight on 20 February 1944, Wackett Trainer A3-191 crashed at 0945 hours 1.5 miles north of Chepstowe, Victoria, and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of A30191 were:

Corporal Robert Burns Bolton (10173) (Fitter II Engines)
Pilot Officer William Alan Howard (42857) (Pilot)

References:

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, 166/6/425; A9845, 184