Cyril John COVILL

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COVILL, Cyril John

Service Number: 426429
Enlisted: 22 January 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: 5 Advanced Flying Unit
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 9 January 1924
Home Town: Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Cheshire, England, 30 January 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Chester, England
Section A - Grave 66
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Postmaster-General's Dept. Qld. WW2
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World War 2 Service

22 Jan 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 426429
22 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 426429
30 Jan 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 426429, 5 Advanced Flying Unit

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Benjamin and Annie Covill, of Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.

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HE DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY AND THOSE HE LOVED. ALWAYS REMEMBERED

"Flight Sergeant Cyril J. Covill, younger son of Mr and Mrs B. Covill of Ashgrove, is reported to have been killed in an aircraft accident in England on January 31.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Sergeant Cyril John Covill 426429 was killed when Miles Master AZ651 of Number 5 Advanced Flying Unit RAF crashed at Ridley Bank farm in Cheshire, England while on a solo training flight