LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Leonard William SHIPLEY

Service No: 66310
Born: Portland NSW, 31 January 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 June 1942
Unit: Headquarters Eastern Area, Sydney NSW
Died: Ground Accident, Redfern NSW, 21 July 1944, Aged 26 years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Ada Lily Shipley, of Bathurst
Roll of Honour: Bathurst NSW
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21July 1944, Leading Aircraftman Shipley a Butcher, was killed when he was struck and run over by a train at the Redfern Railway Yard, Sydney. He had been proceeding to No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin NSW, on a movement order.

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, 166/37/476