William Davies ECCLETON


ECCLETON, William Davies

Service Number: 402232
Enlisted: 22 July 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Levin, Manawatu, New Zealand, 22 February 1916
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Dunkirk, France, 19 August 1941, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Dunkirk Town Cemetery
Plot 2 Row 2 Grave 14, Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Dunkirk, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 402232
22 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
22 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 402232
19 Aug 1941: Involvement Flying Officer, No. 452 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of William Christopher and Frances Mary Eccleton

Husband of Margaret Isabel Eccleton of Croydon, NSW

Flying Officer Eccleton 402232 of Number 452 Squadron RAAF was shot down over Dunkirk while flying Spitfire VB P8717 on a mission escorting Blenheim bombers to Gosney - Sergeant Richard George Gazzard 402115 was lost on the same mission