Flight Lieutenant John Beresford HAWDON

Service No: 265
Born: 25 August 1918, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Amberley QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-194), near Amberley, 25April 1941, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Ipswich General Cemetery, Queensland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Beresford Hawdon and Rubina Eileen Hawdon, of Inverell, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: University of Sydney World War 2 Roll of Honour, Camperdown NSW

On 25 April 1941, Wirraway A20-194 crashed at 0011 hours near Amberley aerodrome and the Flight Lieutenant Hawdon, flying solo, was killed. The aircraft was on a night practice flight and it dived into the ground.


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, 163/35/99
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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