WILMOT, Peter Royce

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Fate
  5. Commemoration
  6. Notes
  7. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Air Force
World War II (1939-1945)
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Sydney NSW

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Coburg, Melbourne VIC
Address (at enlistment)
24 Melbourne Avenue, Deakin, Canberra ACT
School(s) Attended
Ainslie Primary School, Telopea Park Intermediate High School [original Canberra High School], Canberra High School
Commonwealth public servant, Department of the Interior, Canberra ACT.
Next of Kin
Son of Harold Royce Wilmot, public servant, and Hilda Annie Wilmot, of 24 Melbourne Avenue, Deakin ACT; brother of Joan, Michael and Susan.
Burial Place

Chester (Blacon) War Cemetery, Cheshire, England: Section A, grave 327.

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
Final Rank
Flying Officer
Final Unit
60 Operational Training RAF


Died 16 September 1943 aged 21 years, accidentally, in Shropshire, England.


AWM Roll of Honour, Canberra ACT: Panel 132.
Canberra High School Memorial Tablet


Wilmot's family moved to Canberra in 1933. He was a prefect at Canberra High School and played Australian Rules Football with the Ainslie Football Club. He died in a flying accident in England on 16 September 1943 and was buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery.

Chester (Blacon) was a new cemetery in 1940 when the authorities set aside two plots for service burials. The larger plot in section \'A\' was used as a Royal Air Force regional cemetery by a number of RAF.stations in Cheshire and the adjoining counties. Only airmen are buried in it.


Australia. Department of Veterans' Affairs. World War 2 nominal roll. <http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/>
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Debt of Honour Register. <http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search/>
AWM Roll of Honour and Roll of Honour Circulars <http://www.awm.gov.au/database/roh.asp>
Canberra High School. Roll of Honour 1939-1945. [Plaque in school]
Canberra High School. Albums compiled for student project researching names on School Roll of Honour, 1985.
Canberra High School. Unveiling of Memorial Tablet. Friday, 25th April 1947. [Programme]
Stanley J. L. Ray. Ainslie Football Club: souvenir record and club history 1927-1952. Canberra, Ainslie Football Club, n.d. [?1954]. Players honour roll.
ACT Electoral Roll - 1941
AWM Collections record : SUK11413A, SUK11413B, SUK11413C, SUK11413D
The Canberra Tines - 22 September 1943

Create Certificate
WILMOT, Peter Royce
WILMOT, Peter Royce

Share this page