Robert William PHIPPARD

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PHIPPARD, Robert William

Service Number: 415442
Enlisted: 12 October 1941, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Air Force Headquarters Western Area (Perth)
Born: Maylands, Perth, Western Australia, 18 August 1923
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Burn Injuries (bush-fire-fighting), Albany, Western Australia, 3 February 1945, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Perth War Cemetery and Annex
Plot RC9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Postmaster General's Department Perth WWII HR
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World War 2 Service

12 Oct 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 415442, Perth, Western Australia
13 Oct 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, SN 415442
3 Feb 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 415442, Air Force Headquarters Western Area (Perth)

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Biography contributed by Leanne Masson

Suffered burns when fighting bushfire - while in service with the RAAF.

He died a few hours after sustaining serious burn injuries.