Ralph Beverley CASSIDY

CASSIDY, Ralph Beverley

Service Number: 411481
Enlisted: 24 May 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Born: Ilford, New South Wales, Australia, 22 February 1911
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Burwood Public, Cleveland St High, Fort St High, Scots College & Sydney University
Occupation: Barrister at Law
Died: Accidental - aircraft crash, Mallacoota, Victoria, Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, 2 November 1942, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, Victoria
Plot A, Row A, Grave 2, Bairnsdale War Cemetery, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Royal Australian Air Force Memorial, Mallacoota World War Two Memorial
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World War 2 Service

24 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 411481, Sydney
24 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 411481
2 Nov 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 411481, No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 411481

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ralph Beverley CASSIDY was born in Ilford, NSW on 22nd February, 1911

His parents were John Wilson CASSIDY & Mary Catherine SMITH

He married Audrey Rose PAULL  on 10th October, 1940 - one known son Jon Michael

He enlisted in Sydney on 24th May, 1941 with the Royal Australian Air Force as Air Crew

Ralph died at Mallacoota, Victoria on 2nd November, 1942 when the Avro Ansen DG919 aircraft he was in crashed when it overshot the runway into a quarry, 3 bombs on board exploded with the impact - he was with the 6 Service Flying Training school at Mallala with rank of Sergeant on his death (Wireless Air Gunner)

He is buried in the Bairnsdale War Cemetery in Victoria

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