LEST WE FORGET
Sergeant Edgar Davy FRANCIS
Service No: 411137
Born: Wangaratta VIC, 6 October 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 6 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit Oxford aircraft AB700), Gloucestershire, 19 August 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry George and Mildred Ethel Francis, of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia. His brother Flying Officer Alan Henry Francis (429655) also fell.
Roll of Honour: Wangaratta VIC
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
On a solo night training flight on 19 August 1942, Oxford AB700 collided with a tree following a dive from a low altitude shortly after take-off and Sergeant Francis was killed.
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, 163/113/248