Leading Aircraftman Alexander William IRWIN

Service No: 161217
Born: Sydney NSW, 22 February 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 February 1944
Unit: No. 11 Signals Unit, Adelaide River NT
Died: Ground Accident, south of Darwin, 23 August 1944, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Annie Irwin; husband of Elsie Florence Irwin, of Guildford, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Guildford NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Guildford Soldiers Memorial, Guildford NSW

On 23 August 1944, Leading Aircraftman Irwin, a Motor Cyclist, was killed when he collided with a US Army truck and trailer at the 59 mile post on the main North-South road south of Darwin.


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, 166/19/64
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line