Flying Officer Leslie Vyvyan NEWALL

Service No: 407311
Born: London, England, 23 May 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 September 1940 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft AS 694), Point Cook, 7 April 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Cremated
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Keith William and Violet Newall; husband of Helen Joyce Newall, of Unley Park, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unley SA
Remembered: Victoria Cremation Memorial, Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Airspeed Oxford AS 694 was involved in a mid-air collision during formation flying practice and crashed 2 kms south west of Point Cook at 1515 hours on 7 April 1942. The crew members who were all killed were:

Leading Aircraftman Milton Desmond Boland (26473)
Leading Aircraftman Robert Watson Bradford (409286)
Flying Officer Leslie Vyvyan Newall (407311) (Pilot)

The other aircraft is not identified and No. 1 SFTS did not suffer any further casualties on 7 April 1942.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9345, 239

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