GOUGH William Ernest 406844

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant William Ernest Myrie GOUGH

Service No: 406844
Born: Perth WA, 7 November 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1941
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-16), near Woodside VIC, 9 March 1943, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Edward and Lillian Myrie Gough; husband of Jean Katherine Nolan Gough, of Wembley, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 9 March 1943, Beaufort A9-16 crashed in flames near Woodside, killing all four crew members.

The crew members of A9-16 were:

Sergeant Norman John Crosbie (401771) (Observer)
Sergeant William Ernest Myrie Gough (406844) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Herbert Walter Maurice Greenwood (415420) (Pilot)
Sergeant Joseph Harry Sheppard (5975) (Wireless Air Gunner)

References:

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 A9845, 11

Bibliography:

Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993