Corporal Keith Walter WERNER

Service No: 122263
Born: Murray Bridge SA, 27 October 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 January 1943
Unit: No. 4 Airfield Construction Squadron, Biak Island
Died: Ground Accident (Drowned), Morotai, 17 May 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herman Walter and Louisa Wendelina Werner, of Woodchester, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Woodchester SA
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 17 May 1945, Corporal Werner, a Plant Operator, drowned when swimming on his own at Blue Beach, Morotai Island. He was not seen to enter the water, and his body was found later.


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, 166/43/1365


Croft, I. (Ian) We Prepared the Way: RAAF Airfield Construction Squadrons, db Publishing, Mandurah WA 6210, 2006
Wilson, D. (David) Always First: the RAAF airfield construction squadrons 1942-1974, Air Power Studies Centre Canberra ACT 2600, 1998

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