Leading Aircraftman Walter ORPHIN

Service No: 71269
Born: Wollongong NSW, 30 June 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1942
Unit: No. 6 Airfield Construction Squadron, Labuan
Died: Ground Accident, At Sea, 22 July 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Fredrick and Mary Esther Orphin, of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Wollongong NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 July 1945, Leading Aircraftman Orphin, a General Hand, died of injuries when he fell down the open hatch of a Liberty ship while at sea travelling from Labuan to Morotai.


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, 166/31/402