Corporal William FLEMING

Service No: 411135
Born: Pymble NSW, 28 March 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Died: Injuries (from an accident in Sicily on 21 July 1943), Malta, 21 July 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Florence Louisa Fleming, of Gordon, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Gordon NSW
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World War II Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW

Corporal Fleming was severely burned in an accident at the Pachino Landing Ground, Sicily, on 21 July 1943 and died in No. 45 General Hospital in Malta later on 21 July 1943. He was disinfecting a small building to be used as an operations room for No. 3 Squadron when a fire started.

Leading Aircraftman Peter Edward Enright (29797) was also fatally injured in the same accident.


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, 166/12/28
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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