Sergeant Richard John Cecil GRANVILLE

Service No: 403923
Born: Parramatta NSW, 17 April 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 75 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 75 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-21), near Port Moresby PNG, 18 April 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Lt.-Col. Cecil Horace Granville, D.S.O., V.R.D., and Louisa Theresa Granville, of Lewisham, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Parramatta NSW
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: St. James World War 1, World War 2, and Combined Honour Rolls, Turramurra NSW
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World War II Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW

On 18 April 1942, Kittyhawk A29-21 flown by Sergeant Granville was last seen 30 miles north east of Port Moresby diving steeply and emitting smoke while engaged in aerial combat with Zero fighters. A29-21 failed to return to base and Sergeant Granville 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, 163/118/323
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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