John Royal TWYFORD

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TWYFORD, John Royal

Service Number: 70460
Enlisted: 22 September 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: RAAF Telecommunications and Communications Units
Born: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 1 October 1921
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 20 March 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland
Plot A Row C Grave 16
Memorials: Abermain Kurri Kurri Co-op Sty. Ltd. Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 70460
22 Sep 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 70460, RAAF Telecommunications and Communications Units
22 Sep 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 70460

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

De Havilland Dragon DH84 A34-58 of Number 4 Communications Unit aircraft crashed at the edge of Toowoomba Airfield, killing the two crewmen and two passengers:

Squadron Leader James Joseph Henry (1688) from Air Force Headquarters

Squadron Leader Oswald Terence Cantor (261104) from Headquarters North Western Area

Flight Sergeant Jack Hume Bird (409131) of 4 Communications Unit

Leading Aircraftman John Royal Twyford (20460) of 4 Communications Flight (died from injuries at Number 1 Australian Orthopedic Hospital in Toowoomba)

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