LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Eric Joseph Milton RIORDAN

Service No: 421509
Born: Kyogle NSW, 7 January 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 2 Personnel Depot, Bradfield Park NSW
Died: Illness, at Sea, 15 February 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: At Sea
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Eric Arthur Riordan, and of Victoria Lydia May Riordan, of Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 12, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 15 February 1943, Sergeant Riordan an Air Gunner, died on board SS Nestor travelling to the UK. He was buried at sea and his name is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

References:

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, 166/35/23