Dudley Francis WARD DFC


WARD, Dudley Francis

Service Number: 420413
Enlisted: 7 November 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Roseville, Ku-ring-gai - New South Wales, Australia, 25 January 1920
Home Town: Roseville, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft shot down during night bombing raid - Lille (Fr), Lille, Haute de France, France, 10 May 1944, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

7 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 420413, Aircrew Training Units
10 May 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 420413, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Flying Officer Dudley Francis WARD was the  Pilot  of Lancaster tail number LL891 C/S JO-E of No. 463 Squadron RAAF based at Waddington in Lincolnshire.

He was killed in action in the course of a night bombing raid on the French city and major rail junction of Lille, in northern France, on the night of 10/11 May 1944.  He was 24 years old at the time of his death. There were no survivors from their aircraft.