Biographical entry Wilmot, Reginald William Winchester (Chester) (1911 - 1954)

21 June 1911
Brighton (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
10 January 1954
Broadcaster, Historian and War Correspondent


Reginald William Winchester (Chester) Wilmot was an Australian broadcaster, war correspondent and historian. Wilmot was an ABC war correspondent in North Africa, Syria, Greece and New Guinea. From May 1944, Wilmot covered the D-Day operation and British action in the Western European theatre for the BBC. He died in a plane crash off the coast of northwest Italy 10 January 1954.


McDonald, Neil. Wilmot, Reginald William Winchester (Chester) (1911-1954), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 2002, accessed online 16 December 2013.

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