Leading Aircraftman Roy Cecil EDWARDS

Service No: 440278
Born: Toowoomba QLD, 15 September 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 December 1943
Unit: No. 1 Air Observers School, Evans Head NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Air Observers School Anson aircraft LT781), Glen Innes NSW, 11 September 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Evans Head War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank and Maggie Birdsall Edwards, of Toowoomba, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Toowoomba QLD
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On a navigation training exercise on 11 September 1944, Avro Anson LT781 crashed at Glen Innes, New South Wales, and all five RAAF members on board were killed. On board were:

Leading Aircraftman Roy Cecil Edwards (440278) (Trainee Navigator)
Leading Aircraftman William John Ervin (431474) (Trainee Navigator)
Sergeant Joan Mary McCormack (92527) (Telegraphist, Supernumerary)
Flight Sergeant James Ian Brisbane Noble (36496) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer William Henry Osborne (411513) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 65


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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