WILLIAMS Jeffrey Martin 46127

LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Jeffrey Martin WILLIAMS

Service No: 46127
Born: Midland Junction WA, 31 July 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 December 1941
Unit: No. 35 Squadron, Morotai Detachment
Died: Ground Accident, Morotai, 15 December 1945, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joshua Alexander Martin Williams and Lilian May Williams, of Greenmount, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Swan View WA
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Signal received from Morotai to the effect that Squadron Dakota aircraft VH-RFX (A65-107) was totally destroyed by fire. The loss occurred while the ground crew were in the process of carrying out a 60 hourly inspection. Seven members were injured, three seriously, and one member, Acting Corporal Williams J.M. (46127), dangerously ill, has since died. Up to the present time, no reason has been ascertained for the cause of the accident.

No. 35 Squadron Operations Record Book (A50) Entry dated 15 December 1945

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 A705, 166/43/1755

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Dakota, Hercules and Caribou in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990