Flying Officer William Harold SEBASTIAN

Service No: 1247
Born: Yarrawonga VIC, 15 March 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 July 1938 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: School of Army Cooperation, Canberra
Died: Aircraft Accident (School of Army A20-116), Merricumbene NSW, 16 September 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Canberra (Woden) Public Cemetery, ACT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William James Sebastian and Stella Grace Sebastian; husband of Joyce Isabel Sebastian, of Prahran, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At around midnight on 16 September 1943, Wirraway A20-116 crashed about 10 kms from the Jura River Post Office while on a photographic task. Both crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Squadron Leader Daniel Kerr Matthews (407004) (Pilot)
Flying Officer William Harold Sebastian (1247) (Photographer)


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 A9845, 105


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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