Maurice Garnet WOODS


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: Accidental, Morrocco West, near Deniliquin, New South Wales, 20 June 1941, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Footscray Cemetery, Victoria
Church of England Plot, Compt. C, Grave 3374
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 850
4 Mar 1940: Involvement Flying Officer
4 Mar 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 850, Parafield
Date unknown: Involvement
Date unknown: Involvement

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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