Francis Herbert CRIDLAND

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CRIDLAND, Francis Herbert

Service Number: 413534
Enlisted: 12 September 1941, Sydney
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Daceyville, New South Wales, Australia, 29 May 1920
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Nestle Employee
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands East Indies, 19 October 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Ambon War Cemetery, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Ambon Memorial, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Memorials: Ambon Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Sep 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 413534, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF), Sydney

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Francis Herbert CRIDLAND was born in Daceyville, NSW on 29th May, 1920

His parents were Leslie Richard CRIDLAND & Florence Ann DAVISON

He married Bonnie Beveridge BRIDGES in Sydney in 1942

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His Father Leslie Richard CRIDLAND (SN150) served during WW1 with the 1st Field Company Engineers - returned to Australia in 1916