LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Frank Deryck WARD

Service No: 408078
Born: Hobart TAS, 10 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1940
Unit: No. 267 Squadron (RAF), Heliopolis, Egypt
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 267 Squadron Hudson aircraft 5164), Cairo, Egypt, 5 October 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Ernest and Minnie Frances Ward, of Lower Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Roll of Honour: Hobart TAS
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 5th October 1941, Hudson 5164 crashed at 0845 hours at the Edge of Dead City, near Abbassia, Cairo, and everyone on board was killed.

On board 5164 were crew members:

Leading Aircraftman Charles Chapman (543162) (RAF) (Flight Mechanic)
Sergeant Brian Chadwick Gray (407151) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Lucien Georges Levy (791071) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frank Deryck Ward (408078) (Second Pilot)

and British Army Passengers:

Lieutenant General Vyvyan Vavasour Pope CBE DSO MC, Royal Tank Regiment
Brigadier Hugh Edward Russell DSO, Royal Armoured Corps, 12th Royal Lancers
Colonel Eric Sudeley Unwin MC, Royal Army Service Corps
Captain George Robert Amery (124999), Royal Tank Regiment, RAC

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/176/159

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