Flight Sergeant Cecil John WALFORD

Service No: 412773
Born: Newtown NSW, 19 August 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941
Unit: No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School, Parkes NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School Wackett aircraft A3-161), near Parkes NSW, 4 January 1944, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Parkes General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Abram Walford and Dorothy Walford, of Sydney; husband of Doris Lillian Walford, of Thornleigh
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0825 hours on 4 January 1944, Wackett Trainer A3-161 crashed while low flying during a ferry flight and in disobedience of orders. Both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of A3-161 were:

Sergeant Arthur John Stratton (20748) (Telegraphist)
Flight Sergeant Cecil George Walford (412773) (Pilot)


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, 166/43/479

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