LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Eric WILKINSON

Service No: 133216
Born: Scarborough, England, 30 March 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 April 1943 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 2 Personnel Depot, Moore Park NSW
Died: Illness, Waratah NSW, 22 June 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Thomas Wilkinson and Nellie Wilkinson, of Manly
Roll of Honour: Blacktown NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 April 1945, Leading Aircraftman Wilkinson, a Fitter II Engines, was admitted to Newcastle District Hospital dangerously ill. He died on 22 June 1945 in the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Waratah.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/22/330