WHITE William Holden 406892

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant William Holden WHITE

Service No: 406892
Born: Glasgow Scotland, 14 August 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-155), Bairnsdale, 1 February 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Gale White and Mary Gatheral White of Shenton Park, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 1 February 1943, Beaufort A9-155 crashed after take-off at Bairnsdale. The cause of the crash is recorded as obscure.

The crew members of A9-155 were:

Sergeant Reuben Henry Bates-Brownsword (416241) (Observer)
Sergeant Gordon Clyde Lloyd (412984) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Thomas Henry Straker (412041) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant William Holden White (406892) (Pilot)

References:

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 A9845, 246