PRITCHARD, Percy James

Service Number: 3097
Enlisted: 22 November 1937, Laverton, Victoria
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 23 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Fairfield, Victoria, Australia, 3 July 1917
Home Town: Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (plane crash), Southport, Queensland, Australia, 29 May 1940, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton
C of E Plot, Section BBA, Grave 68
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

22 Nov 1937: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 3097, Laverton, Victoria
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 3097, No. 23 Squadron (RAAF), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Percy Dowdall and Hilda Eliza Pritichard of Kew, Victoria, Australia

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Wirraway aircraft A20-15 of Number 23 Squadron crashed at Southport in Queensland killing Flying Officer Kevin Ansell Goman and Warrant Officer Percy James Pritchard 3097

Flying Officer Goman (no RAAF Service Number allocated) was the son of Ansell Arthur William and Madge Marshall Goman of Perth.  He was cremated at Mt Thompson Crematorium and is commemorated on the Queensland Cremation Memorial situated in Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane

Warrant Officer Pritchard was buried in Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton