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 Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private W E Wright WW2 Died 30th October 1944 QX54986 Army A.I.F. 1st Parachute Trg. Centre view
Private L T Walker WW2 Died 10th June 1945 VX121632 Army A.I.F. 1st Parachute Trg. Centre view
Leading Aircraftman H A Taylor WW2 Died 05/01/1945 65276 RAAF 2 Air Craft Depot Richmond view
Warrant Officer H R Stevens WW2 Died 29/07/1947 429032 RAAF view
Leading Aircraftman F F Smith WW2 Died 20th December 1944 64697 RAAF 2 Aircraft Depot view
Flight Lieutenant R W Shore WW2 Died 20/12/1944 411199 RAAF 2 Aircraft Depot view
WAAAF N M Ralph WW2 Died 20th December 1944 109913 Women's Aux. Australian Air Force 2 Aircraft Depot WAAAF view
Warrant Officer (Pilot) I C Powell WW2 Died 05/01/1945 1313994 RAF Volunteer Reserve view
Aircraftman 1st Class G G Perry WW2 Died 13th April 1946 167595 RAAF 1 Central Reserve Marangaroo view
Lance Corporal F J McVeigh WW2 Died 25th November 1943 QX20247 Army A.I.F. 1st Parachute Bn. 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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