Warrant Officer William Garth WARD

Service No: 407979
Born: Wallaroo SA, 5 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 February 1941
Unit: No. 454 Squadron, Berka III Landing Ground, Libya
Died: Air Operations (No. 454 Squadron Baltimore aircraft FW315), Aegean Sea, 13 December 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Whimper Ward and Winifred Evelyn Ward, of Alford, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Alford SA
Remembered: Column 278, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 13 December 1943, Baltimore FW315 went missing on operations in the Aegean Sea. The crew members of FW315 were:

Pilot Officer Royston Charles Keith Anderson (400956) (Navigator)
Warrant Officer Robert Roy Donaldson (407146) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Douglas Todhunter (403230) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer William Garth Ward (407979) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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 A705, 166/43/446

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