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O'HARA, WILLIAM FRANCIS

Service:Australian Imperial Force
Service Number:N37286; NX100719
Rank:Major
Date of Birth:20 May 1911
Place of Birth:Leichhardt, NSW, Australia
Date of Death:22 December 1942 (Aged 31 years)


1939-45 StarPacific Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45

Timeline

22 December 1942 †Wirraway A20-160: Aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire during a tactical reconnaissance mission to Buna.
23 December 1942Buried at scene of crash (Map Reference 2785-2375 Buna Target No. 24).
4 August 1943Reburied at Cape Endaiadere War Cemetery (Plot D, Row B, Grave 5).
1 June 1944Reburied at Soputa War Cemetery (Grave U.A.7).
24 November 1946Reburied at Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby (Grave B8.C.25).

Burial Details

Cemetery:PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY
Grave:B8. C. 25.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, Bomana War Cemetery, B7A1 to B8F27, A8234, 22.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, O'HARA WILLIAM FRANCIS : Service Number - NX100719 : Date of birth - 20 May 1911 : Place of birth - LEICHHARDT NSW : Place of enlistment - CAMDEN NSW : Next of Kin - O'HARA JOAN, B883, NX100719.

Record updated on 17 June 2018.


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