LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Sidney Ignatius OLIVER

Service No: 2308
Born: Albert Park VIC, 9 May 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 August 1936
Unit: No. 10 Squadron, RAF Station Mount Batten, Devon
Died: Injuries (from an Accident on 6 April 1940), Devon, 12 April 1940, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Hooe (St John) Churchyard Extension, Devon
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Catherine Oliver, of Garden City, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Chelsea VIC
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

Flight Sergeant Oliver, a Clerk General, was involved in a serious traffic accident at Plymouth, at about 0100 hours on 6 April 1940. The accident was due to a tightening of blackout conditions, and he died as a result of the accident on 12 April 1940. He was on authorised night leave when on active service.

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 A9301, 2308
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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