Sergeant Ashley Roy Thomas HOLDEN

Service No: 433543
Born: Taree NSW, 27 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 April 1943
Unit: No. 14 Aircrew Holding Unit (RAF), Millom, Cumbria
Died: Illness, UK, 14 September 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas John and Gladys Gertrude Holden, of Moto, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Taree NSW
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 September 1945, Flight Sergeant Holden (a Pilot) was at the Preston railway station travelling on leave. He complained of pains in his neck and a headache, and was found in a lavatory dead. A post mortem found that the cause of death was a rupture aneurysm of the Cerebral Artery.


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, 166/18/883

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