LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Richard MAGRATH

Service No: 63300
Born: Cessnock NSW, 20 May 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 March 1942
Unit: No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Richmond NSW
Died: Ground Accident, Belmont NSW, 26 September 1943, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Edward and Margaret Magrath; husband of Lorna Doreen Magrath, of Belmont
Roll of Honour: Belmont NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 26 September 1943, Leading Aircraftman Magrath, a Fitter II Engines, died of injuries received in a collision between a double deck bus and a private vehicle at Devil’s Elbow in Belmont, New South Wales.

References:

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, 166/27/236