Richmond War Cemetery

Description

The Richmond War Cemetery contains 25 burials from the Australian Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.).

Inscription

When the Second World War ended in 1945, the total number of Australians serving in the RAAF was 154,511, of whom 137,208 were serving in the south west pacific theatre. The majority of these aircrew and support personnel were based and trained at a number of Airforce training establishments scattered throughout Australia. During the Second World War, the RAAF had some 6,200 personnel killed in action.

During the Second World War, 1939-45, the aerodrome at Richmond was a major base for no's. 3, 6, 9 and 22 squadrons of the royal Australian air force. These were engaged in reconnaissance and submarine patrols along the eastern Australian coastline and also protected allied shipping and the coastal cities against possible Japanese air attack.

The Richmond War Cemetery contains 25 burials, comprising 7 Australian army, 4 RAF and 14 RAAF. Two war graves - one each from army and the RAAF - are located in the general cemetery.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Leading Aircraftman P F Abercrombie WW2 Died 3rd January 1945 72179 RAAF 165 Radar Stn view
Signalman F E Abram WW2 Died 7th January 1944 NX140286 Army A.I.F. 9th Inf. Bde. Sigs. Sec. view
Corporal J McL Allen WW2 Died 20th December 1944 36531 RAAF 2 Aircraft Depot view
Private A C Aslan WW2 Died 17th July 1943 WX18536 Army 1 PARATROOP BN view
Pilot Officer K A H Biggs WW2 Died 05/01/1945 185353 RAF Volunteer Reserve view
Flying Officer J J Broderick WW2 Died 20th December 1944 409022 RAAF No 2 AIRCRAFT POOL view
Private C D Brown WW2 Died 1st March 1945 NX164119 Army AIF - 1 PARACHUTE TRG CENTRE view
Corporal B A Brownjohn WW2 Died 5th January 1945 34214 RAAF 2 Aircraft Depot Richmond view
Leading Aircraftman N A Chamberlain WW2 Died 20/12/1944 15786 RAAF 2 Aircraft Depot view
Flying Officer G Donaldson WW2 Died 23/06/1945 176101 RAF Volunteer Reserve view
Address
Richmond War Cemetery
Dight Street
Richmond NSW 2753
Local Government Area
  • Hawkesbury, City of
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
Jonathan Auld - Hawkesbury on the NET ~ Memorials, Monuments & Plaques Register.
Established date
1943
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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