Edward Watling

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Edward Watling
Personal Information
Date of Birth 25 Jul 1912
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 15 Mar 1943
Place of Death Yetna, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 27 years, 11 months
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin , Mrs Therese Watling
Military Information
Reg Number 17174
Date of Enlistment 1 Jul 1940
Rank Sergeant
Unit/Formation No. 14 Squadron RAAF
Post War Details
Monument(s) Armadale War Memorial WW2 Plaque
Australian War Memorial Australian War Memorial

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 at Norseman, miner; 1943 at RAAF Pearce, airman

During 1941 Edward married Therese Veronica O'Connor (1915 - 1976) in Fremantle. In 1945 Therese remarried, this time to Joseph F. Ryan in Geraldton.

War Service

Died an accidental death on 15 Mar 1943 at Yetna, 15 Km north of Geraldton, Western Australia with the crash of Bristol Beaufort A9-173.

Geraldton War Cemetery. Edward 's grave is Plot A, Row A, Grave No.15


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