Service Number: 416901
Enlisted: 11 October 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Millicent, South Australia, 21 February 1918
Home Town: Millicent, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Millicent High School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Minto, New Brunswick, Canada, 26 February 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: St George Rural Cemetery, New Brunswick, Canada
Lot 32, Range 12 Roll of Honour - Millicent SA
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Millicent War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

11 Oct 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 416901
11 Oct 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
6 Oct 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 416901, Embarked at Sydney for Canada
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Edward and Katie Williams of Millicent, SA

Plane was a Ventura 11 AE911 which crashed approximately 2 miles south west of Minto, New Brunswick, Canada while on a cross-country formation flight. Nothing was heard from the plane after take off. Evan was the only Australian on board.

School subjects passed - Arithmetic, English, Maths 1, Geography, Bookkeeping, French, Shorthand

Sports played - Cricket, Football

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Evan Williams 416901 RAAF of Number 34 Operational Training Unit RCAF was killed when Ventura AE911 crashed near Minto in New Brunswick, Canada

Also killed were Pilot Officer Harris RAF 1319378 / Sergeant Bates 413220 RNZAF / Sergeant Otto R/161141 RCAF

(34OTU RCAF based at Pennfield Ridge Air Station)