Flying Officer John RUTHERFORD

Service No: 402254
Born: Nyrang NSW, 17 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 July 1940
Unit: No. 76 Squadron, Onslow WA
Died: Ground Accident, Port Hedland WA, 14 February 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Geraldton War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Washington Rutherford and Phyllis Arabin Rutherford, husband of Janet Ellis Rutherford, of North Sydney, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Cudal NSW
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cudal and District World War II Roll of Honour, Cudal NSW
Remembered: Cudal and District War Memorial Gates, Cudal NSW

While off duty in Port Hedland on the 14 February 1943, Flying Officer Rutherford, a Pilot, died of injuries received from an accidental gunshot.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300, RUTHERFORD J
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Wilson, D. (David) The Decisive Factor: 75 and 76 squadrons Port Moresby and Milne Bay 1942, Banner Books Brunswick VIC 3056, 1991

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