Whitford Memorial

Ms. Jane Williamson &  Mrs. Janice WilliamsMs. Jane Williamson &  Mrs. Janice WilliamsMs. Jane Williamson &  Mrs. Janice Williams
Description

A brick structure with three steps leading to a mosaic tiled surface with the letters R.A.A.F. (Royal Australian Air Force) and the Airforce three ring symbol in correct colours. At the rear of the structure is a brass plaque and the Air Force wings and wreath.

Inscription

Shield

Dedicated by citizens & friends to the memory of Pilot Officer James Richard Whitford, R.A.A.F.

Killed on war service at Point Cook, Victoria, November 29th 1939 aged 27 years

Champion Pilot Royal Aero Club of N.S.W. 1938 – 1939. Aviator Patron Haberfield, Five Dock, Abbotsford Sub Branch of the Returned Sailors- Soldiers & Airmen's Imperial League of Australia.

Esteemed by all.

Plaque below shield

Unveiled June 1st 1941 by His Worship the Mayor of Drummoyne

Ald. R.T.C.

Storey Architecture & design by Albert E. Taylor J.P. N.M. Marshall Builder

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Pilot Officer James Richard Whitford World War 2 Acc Kd RAAF view
Address
Five Dock Park
Cnr Barnstaple and Park Roads
Five Dock NSW 2046
Local Government Area
  • Canada Bay, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Ms. Jane Williamson & Mrs. Janice Williams
Established date
1941
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
1941-06-01
Dedication date
01 June 1941
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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