CHEESE, William Desmond

POW German WIA and died Bergin op Zoom Holland. Plane was a Wellington aircraft which was shot down. Cheese taken prisoner died 6 weeks later of injuries including an amputated right leg.Was given full medical care.

Last Name
CHEESE
Given Names
William Desmond
Service Number
408046
Date of Birth
13/07/1921
Birth Location
Currie TAS.
Enlistment Date
15/08/1940
Enlistment Location
Hobart
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 5, 1 W.A.G.S Prisoner Of War
Intake Date
19/09/1940
Finish Date
08/03/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
20/07/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. Target Essen
Date of Death
20/07/1942
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Bergan-Op-Zoom War Cemetery Holland with full military honours
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

POW German WIA and died Bergin op Zoom Holland. Plane was a Wellington aircraft which was shot down. Cheese taken prisoner died 6 weeks later of injuries including an amputated right leg.Was given full medical care.

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - CHEESE William Desmond - Service Number 408046

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs