Stanley Ernest WOODCROFT

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WOODCROFT, Stanley Ernest

Service Number: 22630
Enlisted: 10 June 1940, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 23 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 16 May 1918
Home Town: Corinda, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Insurance clerk
Died: Flying Battle, At sea, off Rabaul, 20 January 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rabaul Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 22630
10 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 22630, Enlisted at Brisbane
20 Jan 1942: Involvement No. 23 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ernest Tillotson Woodcroft and Elsie Anna Woodcroft; husband of Vida May Woodcroft of Sydney NSW. Vida and Stanley were married on the 21 April 1941 in the Presbyterian Church, Brisbane

Plane was a Wirraway

Medals: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Stanley Ernest Woodcroft 22630 and Sergeant Robert Alfred Blackman 402844 were killed when Wirraway A20-319 was shot down into the sea by Japanese Zero aircraft near Rabaul, New Guinea - they are commemorated on the Rabaul Memorial as their bodies were not recovered.