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Location
Co‑ordinates N52.71854, W1.76791
Description

Located in the west Midlands in Staffordshire, Fradley St Stephens Churchyard contains 34 CWGC burials of which 24 are Australian (RAAF) from WW2.  Most of the casualties were as a consequence of training accidents at nearby 27 Operational Training Unit at RAF Lichfield which provided advanced Bomber training for crews assigned to Bomber Command.  It trained a large number of Australian crews during 1942 and 1943 on the Vickers Wellington medium bomber.  Crews were rarely 'All Australian" particularly early in the war; men from all over the Commonwealth formed crews in nominally RAAF squadrons, and as was common across most of Bomber Cmmand, Flight Engineers in particular tended to be RAF personnel. 

 

416918 Pilot Officer ALEXANDER, Wilfred Wilson, RAAF, 14 March 1943, Age 33, Row 7. Grave 1. #

405670 Sergeant BAKER, William John, RAAF, 20 November 1942, Age 21, Row 6. Grave 4. *

401882 Sergeant BARLOW, James Robert, RAAF, 20 November 1942,  Age 22, Row 6. Grave 3. *

406476 Sergeant FLETCHER, William John Percival, RAAF, 13 September 1942, Age 21, Row 3. Grave 1.

405580 Flying Officer FORRESTER, Leonard, RAAF, 19 October 1942, Age 21, Row 5. Grave 2.

400705 Sergeant GILLESPIE John ALexander, RAAF,  18 October 1941, Age 25, Row 1. Grave 4.

406392 Sergeant GODFREY, William Allen, RAAF, 26 February 1942, Age 21, Row 4. Grave 5.

413765 Flying Officer HEINS, Alfred Ronald, RAAF, 16 March 1943, Age 26, Row 7. Grave 2.

414237 Flight Sergeant HEWITT, Kenneth Hemsley, RAAF, 15 April 1943, Age 21, Row 7. Grave 3.

414051 Flying Officer LOVE, James, RAAF, 20 November 1942, Age 33, Row 6. Grave 2. *

411343 Sergeant McALISTER, Gilbert Norman, RAAF, 09 July 1942, Age 23, Row 2. Grave 1.

408774 Sergeant MILNE, James Gordon, RAAF, 13 September 1942, Age 26, Row 3. Grave 4.

401577 Sergeant MITCHELL, Reginald Ernest, RAAF, 03 December 1942, Age 28, Row 5. Grave 5.<

411225 Sergeant MUIR John Brian, RAAF, 03 December 1942, Age 25, Row 2. Grave 2.<

404146 Flying Officer MURPHY, Denis Michael, RAAF, 19 October 1942, Age 24, Row 4. Grave 6.

411374 Flying Officer PETTIFORD, Keith, RAAF 20 November 1942, Age 27, Row 6. Grave 1. *

400211 Sergeant ROGERSON, Jospeh Henry , RAAF, 17 January 1942, Age 27, Row 4. Grave 4.

411530 Sergeant SANKEY, Ronald Henry, RAAF, 03 December 1942, Age 25, Row 5. Grave 4.<

411555, Sergeant, TURNBULL, Jospeh Albert, RAAF, 13 September 1942, Age 30, Row 3. Grave 2.

402767 Sergeant, WEBB, Evan Frederick, RAAF, 17 January 1942, Age 26, Row 4. Grave 3.

404772 Sergeant WILLIAMS, Frederick Ernest, RAAF, 17 January 1942, Age 23, Row 4. Grave 2.

401728, Sergeant WISHART,  Harold Peter, RAAF, 22 December 1942, Age 21, Row 6. Grave 6.

408768 Flying Officer WOOD, Roger Whyndham, RAAF, 19 October 1942, Age 29, Row 5. Grave 1.

408003 Flight Sergeant WOOLNOUGH, Jack Stephen Richards, RAAF, 17 January 1942, Age 24, Row 4. Grave 1.

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ALEXANDER, Wilfred Wilson

Service number 416918
Pilot Officer
Aircrew Training Units
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 28 Apr 1909