RUTHERFORD Bernard Rinian 406540

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Bernard Rinian Roy RUTHERFORD

Service No: 406540
Born: Wolverhampton England, 22 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941(at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 15 Advanced (Pilot) Flying Training Unit RAF
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 15 Advanced (Pilot) Flying Training Unit Oxford aircraft L9647), Yorkshire, 19 May 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard, Yorkshire UK
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stamford Roy and Laura May Rutherford, of West Perth, Western Australia. His brother Thomas Alan Rutherford (406626) also fell.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 19 May 1942, Sergeant Rutherford flying solo in Oxford L9647 was killed when the aircraft crashed at Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line record A9301, 406540
On Line Sources

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990