Sergeant Neil Wedgwood REID

Service No: 409410
Born: Kyneton VIC, 27 November 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 20 Service Flying Training School (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 20 Service Flying Training School Harvard aircraft P5940), near Harare, 5 November 1942, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery, Zimbabwe
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David and Ivy Kathleen Reid, of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Wangaratta VIC
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1030 hours on 5 November 1942, Harvard P5940 collided in mid-air with Harvard P5919, and crashed three miles south east of Prince Edward Dam, Rhodesia. Sergeant Reid, a pilot under instruction flying solo in P5940, was killed.


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, 163/156/194


Winter, V.A. (Vincent Adams) Noble Six Hundred: the story of the Empire Air Training Scheme with special reference to Australians who trained in Southern Rhodesia, V.A. Winter Brighton VIC 3186, 1982

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