William Russell Rattray

Pilot Officer William Russell Rattray was a 22 year old pilot from Canterbury, New Zealand serving with the Royal Air Force when he died on 11th March 1942.

Pilot Officer

William Russell Rattray

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Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot William Russell Rattray was 22 years old when he died in an aviation accident in Northern Ireland.

Pilot Officer William Russell Rattray (41938) served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of George James Rattray and Helen Inglis Rattray of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

William was a pilot attached to RAF 231 Squadron based at RAF Maghaberry, Co. Antrim. He died on 11th March 1942 aged 22 years old. Sergeant Leslie George Chapman died as a result of the same incident.

William Russell Rattray’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 120 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.