Sergeant Edward Francis WELFARE

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 929531 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 104 Squadron (RAF), Kabrit, Egypt
Died: Air Operations: Mediterranean Struggle 1942 (No. 104 Squadron Wellington aircraft D8510), Mediterranean area, 20 March 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Welfare, of Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 262, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Remembered: Manly ANZAC War Memorial, Manly NSW

No. 104 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8510 took off from Kabrit at 1455 hours on 20 March 1942 and failed to return. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft.

The crew members of D8510 were:

Pilot Officer James Carey Boyers (68751) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Walter Bramley Cattrall (1188710) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Oswald Herbert Leggett (906073) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Francis Newton Pope (100069) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Allan Dussard Walker (1256126) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Edward Francis Welfare (929531) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Gunby D (David) and Pelham Temple, Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Volume 1 1939-1942, Midland Publishing UK, 2006
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/177/236
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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