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.