Alwyn Royce BAKER


BAKER, Alwyn Royce

Service Number: 439637
Enlisted: 15 July 1943, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units
Born: Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 26 April 1925
Home Town: Murwillumbah, Tweed, New South Wales
Schooling: Murwillumbah High School
Occupation: Student
Died: Accidental, Canada, 20 July 1944, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Claresholm Cemetery, Canada
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

15 Jul 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 439637, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 439637, Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by Raymond Bryant

Alwyn was a very young man when he joined up but as a student of Murwillumbah High School, he was well liked, a good student and an even better athlete.

At one athletics carnival he ran the 110 yard sprint in under 11 seconds, in the rain!

The Baker family was well known throughout Murwillumbah as a prosperous and community minded family.

Alwyn enlisted through a desire to serve his country and to see the world such was his adventurous spirit.

A tragic aircraft training accident at only 19 means we never knew what he would become but he was liked by all those who knew him.