Rita May LEONARD

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LEONARD, Rita May

Service Number: 97027
Enlisted: 13 July 1942
Last Rank: Aircraftwoman
Last Unit: RAAF Station (Laverton)
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 4 September 1915
Home Town: Whitemore, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Laverton, Victoria, Australia, 6 January 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1.S.A.11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 97027
13 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftwoman, RAAF Station (Laverton)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Daughter of James Alfred and Vera Ethel Irene Leonard of Whitemore, Tasmania

Staff member at the Equipment Training School at Laverton

Hers was the first service funeral for a member of the WAAAF