Walter Vernon Wilfred (Vern) ALLAMBY


ALLAMBY, Walter Vernon Wilfred

Service Number: 428516
Enlisted: 6 November 1942
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Millgrove, Victoria, Australia, 1 August 1918
Home Town: Surrey Hills, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Store Employee
Died: Accidental, Staffordshire, England, 3 January 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Chester, England
Section A, Grave 754
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

6 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 428516, Melbourne
6 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 428516
3 Jan 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 428516, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Walter Vernon Wilfred ALLAMBY was born on 1st August, 1918 at Millgrove, Victoria

His parents were Alfred Ernest ALLAMBY & Ruby Frances WILESMITH

He was the Pilot of an Avro Lancaster Bomber NF908 PO-C of the 467 Squadron which flew into high ground near Leek in Staffordshire during a fighter affiliation exercise

Walter died in that accident on 3rd January, 1945 and is buried in the Blacon Cemetery in Chester, Cheshire, England (Section A, Grave 754)

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour at Canterbury in Victoria


IN MEMORIAM NOTICES from Family & Friends


ALLAMBY - In cherished, loving memory of our only son, Flight Officer Vern, who lost his life with his gallant crew on January 3, 1945, returning from operational flight over Germany.

"In our home where all was quiet,

God took from us that shining light

We miss you Vern, we always will

Your vacant place, no one can fill"

Deeply mourned by his Dad & Mum


"What happy hours we once enjoyed

How sweet their memory still,

But they have left an aching void

This world can never fill"


"God has you in his keeping

We have you in our hearts"


"In silence , we remember"