John McNamara -
John lived at Riverstone. He left school in 1936 and joined the RAAF when World War II broke out. As a pilot officer he flew missions over France dropping supplies to the Free French forces. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) for conspicuous bravery by French General Koenig. He was killed in action in December 1944 aged 23 years and is buried in Norway.
Source: McDononald, Ian; A School of Their Own; 2000, p.203