Maurice Garnet WOODS

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WOODS, Maurice Garnet

Service Number: 850
Enlisted: 4 March 1940, Parafield
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Millswood, Adelaide, SA, 24 June 1915
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Westbourne Park Primary; Unley High school
Occupation: Taxation Assessor
Died: Morrocco West, near Deniliquin, New South Wales, 20 June 1941, aged 25 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Footscray Cemetery, Victoria
Church of England Plot, Compt. C, Grave 3374 Name appears on the Commonwealth War Grave website as Maurice Garnet Wood.
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World War 2 Service

4 Mar 1940: Involvement Flying Officer
4 Mar 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 850, Parafield

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Also served in Air Cadets

Plane was Wirraway A20-272 crashed and totatlly destroyed. Plane was on a cross country flight in bad weather. Reason for crash is unknown

Attended Westbourne Park Primar school and Unley High School. Attained his Intermediate Certificate in 1930. Subjects studied were English, French, Matths 1 & 2, Chemistry, Arithmetic, Physics, Latin

Studied Accounting for 5 years

Sports played Lacrosse, Football, Tennis, Golf, Swimming and basis Boxing

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