Sergeant William Armour MAGRATH

Service No: 403354
Born: Emu Plains NSW, 2 September 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941
Unit: No. 2 Service Flying Training School, Forrest Hill NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-258), near Tumut NSW, 15 December 1941, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Emu Plains (St Paul) Anglican Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Armour Magrath, and Jane Alice Magrath of Emu Plains; husband of H. Magrath, of Emu Plains
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: City Memory Park, Penrith NSW
Remembered: Emu Plains Public School Honour Roll, Emu Plains NSW

At 0920 hours on 15 December 1941, Wirraway A20-258 crashed 3 miles west of Tumut, New South Wales, and the crew of two was killed. The aircraft had been doing low aerobatics over Tumut and hit trees on a hillside and crashed.

The crew members of A20-258 were:

Sergeant William Armour Magrath (403354) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman William Joseph Werner (15281) (Mechanic)


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, 163/142/261; A9845, 110
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line