Alfred William (Bill) BUXTON

BUXTON, Alfred William

Service Number: 406992
Enlisted: 21 June 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 103 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Nedlands Western Australia , 16 September 1919
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Perth Modern School, Western Australia 1933-35
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Accidental, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, 8 September 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Plot 1/2 Grave 62 Local Roll of Honour- Subiaco Western Australia , Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Commonwealth Bank of Australia West Australian Staff WW2 Honour Roll, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Subiaco Perth Modern School WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, 406992
21 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 406992, No. 4 Initial Training School Victor Harbor
21 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 406992, No. 103 Squadron (RAF)
28 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 406992, No. 103 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Graham Padget

Flight Sergeant Alfred William (Bill) Buxton was the son of Alfred Buxton and Ida Pearl Buxton of Subiaco Western Australia.

Flt Sgt Buxton enlisted on 21 June 1941 and trained as a pilot. He was posted to 103 Squadron RAF at Leicester, England. He died as a result of an accident at or near Leicester on 8 September 1943, aged 23.

The Lancaster aircraft (JB153) flight accident was made more tragic as the flight was a familiarisation one for three air cadets (from 1180 Squadron ATC) aged from 14 years to 17 who were killed in the crash along with all the other crew members.

(compiled and Edited from AWM & High-Gate RSL Sites)