Sergeant Mervyn Wilfred MARSHALL

Service No: 401452
Born: Warragul VIC, 8 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: RAF Station Takoradi, Ghana
Died: Aircraft Accident (Hurricane aircraft), Accra, Ghana, 13 November 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Christiansborg War Cemetery, Ghana
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David and Annie Lucinda Marshall, of Sale, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Malvern VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 November 1942, a Hurricane aircraft flown by Sergeant Marshall caught fire in flight, and although Marshall successfully baled out, his parachute failed to open properly and he was killed. Technical examination of the wreck failed to reveal the cause of the accident.

Sergeant Marshall previously served in the UK with No. 234 Squadron (RAF).


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 A9301, 401452

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