LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Murray HORWOOD

Service No: 407292
Born: Adelaide SA, 30 June 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1940
Unit: No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Evans Head NSW
Died: Ground Accident, Evans Head, 9 March 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Evans Head General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edgar Stanbridge Horwood and Ethel Eliza Buttfield Horwood, of Glandore, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unley SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 9 March 1941, Leading Aircraftman Horwood, a trainee Wireless Air Gunner, died as a result of an accident while surfing at Evans Head.

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 A9301, 407292