Air Cadet Ralph Vardon NORBURY

Service No: Unavailable
Born: Atherton QLD, 22 February 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date unavailable (at RAAF Station Point Cook VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Flying Training School Wapiti aircraft A5-35), Point Cook, 6 December 1939, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Williamstown General Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Grace Olive Norbury; of Manly, Queensland; husband of Thora Elizabeth Norbury
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Air Cadet Norbury served as a Midshipman in the RAN 1929 – 1931.

On 6 December 1939, Air Cadet Norbury flying solo was killed when Wapiti A5-35 dropped out of a formation and crashed near Laverton, Victoria.


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 A6769, NORBURY R V; A9845, 188

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