Ronald Victor ELLYARD

ELLYARD, Ronald Victor

Service Number: 406932
Enlisted: 26 May 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Como, Western Australia, Australia, 27 November 1916
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Air crash - training flight, Pine Creek, Northern Territory, Australia, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 2 August 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery, Northern Territory
R.A.11., Adelaide River War Cemetery, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, 406932
26 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 406932, Aircrew Training Units
26 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 406932
2 Aug 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 406932, No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Marmaduke and Emily Ellyard

Husband of Muriel Bertha Ellyard of Subiaco, WA

Ronald Elyard trained with No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Geraldton in Western Australia, before being transferrd to No. 12 Squadron.

406932  POFF Ronald Victor Ellyard and 32805 FSgt Angus Milton Nicholls were killed in the loss of 12 Squadron RAAF Wirraway Aircraft A20-544 near Pine Creek, Pell, NT.  The incident occurred at 1545 hrs 02/08/42, when the port wing of the aircraft separated from the airframe during a practice dive bombing attack at Pine Creek in the Northern Territory.  The aircraft crashed and was completely wrecked and burnt. The crew, 406932  Pilot Officer Ronald Victor Ellyard and 32805 Flight Sergeant  Angus Milton Nicholls were both killed.