Sergeant John Francis BERESFORD

Service No: 5593
Born: Port Pirie SA, 3 May 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 December 1939
Unit: No. 53 Repair and Salvage Unit (RAF)
Died: Ground Accident, Palestine, 28 March 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Marshall Beresford and Theresa Cecilia Beresford, of St. Peters, South Australia
Roll of Honour: St Peters SA
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 28 March 1943, Sergeant Beresford, a Fitter Driver Motor Transport, died of injuries in a ground accident. He fell 20 metres over a cliff at Netanya, Palestine, when a patient in No 3 Convalescent Depot at the time.


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, 166/5/105

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