Flight Sergeant William Bedlington Knox WILLIAMS

Service No: 403087
Born: Coffs Harbour NSW, 24 March 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940
Unit: No. 1435 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Luqa, Malta
Died: Air Operations: (No. 1435 Squadron Spitfire aircraft), Central Mediterranean, 14 October 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert James Williams, and of Margaret Keatley Williams, of Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Taree World War II and Post War Memorials, Taree NSW
Remembered: Honour Roll of Old Newingtonians, Stanmore NSW

On 14 October 1942 a Spitfire aircraft from No. 1435 Squadron flown by Flight Sergeant Williams was reported missing on air operations. At 0940 hours about 60 enemy aircraft approached Malta on a raid and Flight Sergeant Williams was lost during the ensuing battle. This raid was the fifth of 16 mounted that day.


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, 163/178/374
On Line Sources
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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