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The Richmond War Cemetery contains 25 burials from the Australian Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.).
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.
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Leading Aircraftman||J M||Gleeson||WW2||Died 20/12/1944||62705||RAAF||2 Aircraft Depot||view|
|Corporal||B H||Good||WW2||Died 24th February 1944||Q1084||Army||A.C.M.F. 57th A.A. Regt. Sigs. Sect.||view|
|Leading Aircraftman||T A||McCombie||WW2||Died 18th September 1944||60281||RAAF||2 Central Recovery Depot Richmond||view|
|Corporal||R H||McIlroy||WW2||Died 20th December 1944||35228||RAAF||2 Aircraft Depot||view|
|Lance Corporal||F J||McVeigh||WW2||Died 25th November 1943||QX20247||Army||A.I.F. 1st Parachute Bn.||view|
|Aircraftman 1st Class||G G||Perry||WW2||Died 13th April 1946||167595||RAAF||1 Central Reserve Marangaroo||view|
|Warrant Officer (Pilot)||I C||Powell||WW2||Died 05/01/1945||1313994||RAF Volunteer Reserve||view|
|WAAAF||N M||Ralph||WW2||Died 20th December 1944||109913||Women's Aux. Australian Air Force||2 Aircraft Depot WAAAF||view|
|Flight Lieutenant||R W||Shore||WW2||Died 20/12/1944||411199||RAAF||2 Aircraft Depot||view|
|Leading Aircraftman||F F||Smith||WW2||Died 20th December 1944||64697||RAAF||2 Aircraft Depot||view|
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