Leading Aircraftman John Francis RICHARDSON

Service No: 59953
Born: North Melbourne VIC, 18 March 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 July 1942
Unit: Melbourne Wireless Telegraph Station VIC
Died: Ground Accident, Caulfield VIC, 19 October 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Gordon and Esther Irene May Richardson. of Elwood
Roll of Honour: Elwood VIC
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 October 1945, Leading Aircraftman Richardson, a Wireless Assistant, was killed when a truck crashed into a motorcycle he was riding at the comer of Balaclava Road and Kinross Avenue, Caulfield.


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, 166/35/686

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