Corporal William David BRYANT

Service No: 10873
Born: Homewood VIC, 12 April 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 July 1940
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Ground Accident, Footscray VIC, 5 June 1942, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Sarah Bryant, of Homewood; husband of Evelyn Alice Bryant, of Moonee Ponds
Roll of Honour: Yea VIC
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 5 June 1942, Corporal Bryant, a Fitter Driver Motor Transport, died in a collision on the Geelong Road, Footscray. The car he was driving collided with a convoy of five transport vehicles carrying Beaufighter fuselages that was proceeding to No. 1 Aircraft Depot from the Melbourne docks.


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, 163/93/538

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