MARCHANT Francis Albert 16039

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Francis Albert MARCHANT

Service No: 16039
Born: Midland Junction WA, 29 December 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 March 1940
Unit: No. 4 Service Flying Training School, Geraldton WA
Died: Vehicle Accident, Geraldton, 19 February 1943, Aged 28 years
Buried: Geraldton War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Charles and Edith Anne Marchant. of Maylands.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Sergeant Francis Albert MARCHANT (16039), Fitter IIA, No. 4 SFTS, killed as a result of a collision between a motor cycle he was riding and an Army vehicle. The accident occurred at the junction of Great Eastern Highway and William Street at approximately 1835 hours on 19 Feb 1943. Death was instantaneous. Service funeral conducted at 1100 hours on Sunday 21 Feb 1943. Padre Edmund Harrington NOWLAN officiating.

No. 4 Service Flying Training School Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated Friday 19 February 1943

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 A705, 166/27/49

Bibliography:

Brenkley, D. J. (Doug J.) RAAF Historical Record of No. 4 Service Flying Training School Geraldton WA, D.J. Brenkley, 2007 – pp253, 256, 473