Leading Aircraftman Ernest WARD

Service No: 146299
Born: Melbourne VIC, 15 November 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 December 1943
Unit: No. 4 Central Reserve, Alexishafen PNG
Died: Ground Accident, New Guinea, 27 February 1945, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Lees Ward and Myrtle Isobel Ward, of North Richmond, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Richmond VIC
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 February 1945, a motor vehicle overturned at Alexishafen killing Leading Aircraftman Ward. The RAAF members involved in the accident were:

Leading Aircraftman Douglas Clayton Boomer (141024) Slightly injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 22 January 1947
Leading Aircraftman Ernest Norman Trevena (149411) Abrasions and shock, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 May 1946
Leading Aircraftman Ernest Ward (146299) Fatal crush injuries


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/43/1189

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