Flying Officer William Davies ECCLETON

Service No: 402232
Born: Levin, New Zealand, 22 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 July 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 452 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 452 Squadron Spitfire aircraft), Dunkirk France, 19 August 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Christopher and Frances Mary Eccleton; husband of Margaret Isabel Eccleton, of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: St John’s Cenotaph, Ashfield NSW

On a circus flight on 19 August 1941, a Spitfire flown by Flying Officer Eccleton was reported missing on air operations attacking enemy targets at Dunkirk, France.


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, 163/29/26
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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