BRIGHTON William Laurence 427842

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman William Laurence BRIGHTON

Service No: 427842
Born: Yarloop WA, 7 June 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 October 1942
Unit: No. 15 Service Flying Training School RCAF
Died: Aircraft Accident, Arrowwood, Alberta, 30 October 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Claresholm Cemetery, Alberta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Alfred Clement and Margaret Brighton, of South Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

During a solo navigation exercise on the 30 October 1943, Aircrew II Trainee Pilot Leading Aircraftman William Lawrence Brighton flying a No. 15 Service Flying Training School aircraft crashed at approximately 2359 hours at Arrowwood, Alberta and was killed.

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/312