Wing Commander Raymond Arthur HOLMWOOD

Service No: 1086
Born: Newcastle NSW, 7 December 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 December 1930 (at RAAF Station Point Cook VIC)
Unit: No. 615 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Kenley
Died: Air Operations: (No. 615 Squadron Hurricane aircraft Z2354), Kent, 26 February 1941, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard, Surrey
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Percy and Mabel Alice Holmwood; husband of Margaret Alice Holmwood, of Point Piper, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While on patrol on 26 February 1941, Hurricane Z2354 flown by Wing Commander Holmwood, a Flying Instructor, was shot down by an enemy fighter over Kent and he 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 A9300, HOLMWOOD R A

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