Aircraftwoman Dorothy May WARD

Service No: 94232
Born: Rockhampton QLD, 26 August 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 February 1942
Unit: No. 3 Initial Training School, Kingaroy QLD
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, near Kingaroy QLD, 21 January 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Taabinga Cemetery, Queensland
CWGC Additional Information: Daughter of Samuel George Ernest and Mary Jane Ward, of North Ipswich
Roll of Honour: Ipswich QLD
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 January 1943, five members from No. 3 Initial Training School departed on leave in an Army jeep, and an accident occurred at 1345 hours on the Cumbia road about nine miles from Kingaroy. Aircraftwoman Ward and Driver Stout were killed in the accident. Aircraftman Class II Paynter was admitted to the Kingaroy Base Hospital where he died at 1600 hours and the three other passengers were injured.

Involved in the accident were:

Sergeant Vincent Thomas Fay (22062) Discharged from the RAAF: 31 July 1943
Aircraftwoman Brigit Ellen Cordelia Gotcher (94108) Discharged from the RAAF: 11 December 1945
Aircraftwoman Catherine Bee Nimmo (100714) Discharged from the RAAF: 25 June 1947
Aircraftman Class I James Hope Paynter (425961)
Private J L Robinson (QX118155) (Army) *
Driver Leslie Thomas Stout (NX36129) (Australian Army Service Corps)
Aircraftwoman Dorothy May Ward (94232)

*Details taken from the RAAF Casualty file but are not able to be verified by the DVA record. However, this member was not killed in the accident as there were no other fatalities.


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, 151/9/171