Leo Francis RYAN


RYAN, Leo Francis

Service Number: 416368
Enlisted: 24 May 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Operational Training Units (RAF)
Born: Kent Town, South Australia, 6 October 1914
Home Town: Rose Park, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: Public service clerk
Died: Accidental (air crash), Silloth, England, England, United Kingdom, 4 January 1943, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Causewayhead Cemetery, Silloth, Cumbria
Sec R Grave 9, Causewayhead Cemetery, Silloth, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crystal Brook District WW2 Roll of Honour, Crystal Brook WW2 Memorial, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques
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World War 2 Service

24 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 416368, Adelaide, South Australia
24 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 416368
4 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 416368, Operational Training Units (RAF), Empire Air Training Scheme
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Francis and Marion Teresa Ryan, of Rose Park, South Australia.


Sergeant-Observer Leo Francis Ryan, 28, of the Royal Australian Air Force, was killed in an air craft accident at Silloth, Cumberland (England), on Monday, according to advice  received by his mother, Mrs. M. T. Ryan, of Close street, Rose Park. Educated at Christian Brothers' College, he was employed, before his enlistment, by the Government Produce Department, Light square, City, and also the Engineering and Water Supply-Department at Crys tal Brook.