Aircraftman Rita May LEONARD

Service No: 97027
Born: Launceston TAS, 4 September 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 July 1942
Unit: Equipment Training School
Died: Ground Accident, Laverton VIC, 6 January 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Daughter of James Alfred and Vera Ethel Irene Leonard, of Whitemore. Tasmania
Roll of Honour: Whitemore TAS
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 6 January 1943, Aircraftwoman Leonard, a Cook, was killed when struck by a truck on the Geelong Road near Laverton, Victoria.


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, 151/7/449

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