Leading Aircraftman John Leighton BUTTSWORTH

Service No: 439948
Born: Windsor NSW, 30 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 August 1943
Unit: No. 10 Bombing and Gunnery School (RCAF)
Died: Ground Accident, Prince Edward Island, 16 February 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Summerside Peoples Cemetery, Prince Edward Island
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Amos Henry and Amy Florence Buttsworth, of Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Wilberforce NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Wilberforce District Memorial and Park, Wilberforce NSW

At 1125 hours on 16 February 1945, Leading Aircraftman Buttsworth was killed when he walked into the revolving propeller of an aircraft which was taxying on the aerodrome at Mount Pleasant.


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, 166/6/958
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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