Leading Aircraftman John William MURRAY

Service No: 66911
Born: St Peters NSW, 16 February 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 June 1942
Unit: No. 453 Squadron
Died: Ground Accident, Germany, 1 January 1946, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alex Harold and Mabel Hildreth Murray, of St. Peters, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 1 January 1946, Leading Aircraftman Murray, a Fitter Armourer, was accidentally killed. He was found on the main Newstadt road in Germany and had died from a heavy fall or blow to the side of the head. He was in a truck which overshot a comer and in helping the driver by opening the door and looking out into the darkness fell out when the truck was put into reverse.


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, 166/28/773

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