Sergeant Alfred William GARRETT

Service No: 400950
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 14 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: Aircraft Delivery Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (Aircraft Delivery Unit Hudson aircraft V9025), Malta, 30 March 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Bernard Balfour Garrett and Jean Esdale Garrett, of Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Caulfield VIC
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 30 March 1942, Hudson V9025 arrived over Malta at approx 0001 hours. It made a normal circuit of the aerodrome at RAF Station Luqa, and then on its approach to land, the aircraft stalled and crashed into a wall, bursting into flame. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of V9025 were:

Sergeant Alfred William Garrett (400950) (Observer)
Sergeant Thomas Eric Pollock (402393) (Pilot)
Sergeant Charles Joseph William Reed (402774) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Kenneth Douglas Riordan (402775) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 163/115/83

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