Sergeant William Donald Revell ELLIS

Service No: 400789
Born: Williamstown VIC, 18 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940
Unit: No. 20 Service Flying Training School (RAF), Cranbourne, Zimbabwe
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 20 Service Flying Training School aircraft), Salisbury (Harare) area, 12 August 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery, Zimbabwe
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Arthur Revell and Effie Flora Ellis, of Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 August 1941, a No. 20 Service Flying Training School aircraft flown solo by Sergeant Ellis crashed at Estes Farm, about 20 Miles from Salisbury. The aircraft was being flown lower than the authorised altitude and stalled on a turn and was unable to be recovered.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/107/59


Winter, V.A. (Vincent Adams) Noble Six Hundred: the story of the Empire Air Training Scheme with special reference to Australians who trained in Southern Rhodesia, V.A. Winter Brighton VIC 3186, 1982

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