Leading Aircraftman Walter John ELLIOTT

Service No: 80078
Born: Subiaco WA, 2 July 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 April 1942
Unit: No. 25 Operational Base Unit, Cairns QLD
Died: Accident, Cairns, 3 January 1944, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Cairns Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Alfred Knight and Lottie Elliott; husband of Vera Elliott, of South Fremantle, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Fremantle WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

While on duty at 25OBU’s Marine Section on 3 January 1944, at about 0915 hours Leading Aircraftman Elliott was severely burned by ignited petrol from refuelling barge 058 situated at No. 8 Wharf, Cairns.


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 A705, 166/11/103

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