Commemorative Roll John Edwin Ashley Williams

Service number 40652
Rank Squadron Leader
Unit No. 450 Squadron
Service Royal Air Force
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Conflict Eligibility Date Second World War, 1939-1947
Date of Death 29 March 1944
Place of Death Poland
Cause of Death Killed as a Prisoner of War (Great Escape)
Age at Death 24
Cemetery or Memorial Details Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poznan, Poland

Location of the Commemorative Roll

The names of the people on the Commemorative Roll are in a book located in the Commemorative Area of the Australian War Memorial.


The Commemorative Roll records the names of those Australians who died during or as a result of wars in which Australians served, but who were not serving in the Australian Armed Forces and therefore not eligible for inclusion on the Roll of Honour. It includes those Australians who died while members of Allied Forces, the Merchant Navy, philanthropic organisations attached to the forces, or as war correspondents or photographers.