Service Number: 400942

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: No. 457 Squadron

Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Conflict / Operation: Second World War, 1939-1945

Conflict eligibility date:  Second World War, 1939-1947

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Date of death: 9 May 1942

Place of death: Hardifort, Nord, Nord Pas de Calais, France

Cause of death: Air operations

Cemetery or memorial details: Cassel Communal Cemetery Extension, Cassel, Nord Pas de Calais, France

Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force

Location on the Roll of Honour

William James Smith's name is located at 106 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Plan of Commemorative area showing which panel the name William James Smith's is located

Roll of Honour circular

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War Graves

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