LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Paul MURDOCH

Service No: 21078
Born: Goodooga NSW, 12 May 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1940
Unit: No. 10 Squadron, RAF Station Mount Batten, Devon
Died: Illness, Devon, 5 June 1943, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery, Devon
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Henderson Murdoch and Ida Susan Murdoch; husband of Betsie Margaret Murdoch, of Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Walgett NSW
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On the 5th June 1943, Leading Aircraftman Murdoch, a Fitter IIA, died of an acute intestinal obstruction in the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth.

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, 166/28/96
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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Baff, K.C (Kevin), Maritime is Number Ten, K.C. Baff Netley SA, 1983
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