CLARK William Ernest 16876

LEST WE FORGET 

Leading Aircraftman William Ernest CLARK

Service No: 16876
Born: Moora WA, 17 September 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 June 1940
Unit: No. 148 Squadron (RAF), Landing Ground 106, Egypt
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 148 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8365), Egypt, 6 November 1941, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edgar and Mary Clark; husband of Doreen Mary Clark, of Subiaco, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Subiaco WA
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 1235 hours on 6 November 1941 Wellington Z8365 crashed at the Kabrit aerodrome, Egypt, and all three on board were killed. The accident occurred after the port engine failed when the aircraft was at 8,400 feet.

The crew members of Z8365 were:

Leading Aircraftman William Ernest Clark (16876) (Fitter 2E)
Pilot Officer Hugh McMaster (404110) (Pilot)
Sergeant Donald Ferguson Muir (980442) (RAFVR) (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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/97/103