Sergeant Brian Wentworth BUCKNELL

Service No: 402768
Born: Moree NSW, 10 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 October 1940
Unit: No. 14 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Saltby, Leicestershire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 14 Operational Training Unit Hampden aircraft P1155), Leicestershire, 27 November 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension, Rutland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Keith Edman Bucknell, and Laurie Adela Bucknell, of Graman, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Inverell NSW
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Graman Roll of Honour, Graman NSW

Brother of Sergeant Phillip Crocker Bucknell (403441)

On 27 November 1941 Hampden P1155 took off from Saltby detailed to carry out a cross-country training exercise and crashed at 0835 hours at Buckminster, 8 miles east north east of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of P1155 were:

Sergeant Brian Wentworth Bucknell (402768) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert Samuel Carson (1062319) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Norman Joffre Griffiths (922776) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Adney Tulley (778476) (RAFVR) (Observer)


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, 163/94/167
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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