Roland Gilbert WARD


WARD, Roland Gilbert

Service Number: 422326
Enlisted: 26 April 1942
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 16 November 1915
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
X. A. 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 422326
26 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
26 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 422326, No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
6 Jun 1944: Involvement Pilot Officer, No. 50 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of George Gilbert and Nellie May Ward of Coogee, NSW

Pilot Officer Roland Gilbert Ward 422326 & Flight Sergeant Malcolm Robert Burgess 423076 were killed when Lancaster FD874 crashed enroute home from target of St Pierre Du Mont, France