Alan William Morphett GUNSON


GUNSON, Alan William Morphett

Service Numbers: S31600, 417178
Enlisted: 11 October 1939, Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 3 May 1913
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College, Sydney University
Occupation: Veterinarian
Died: Flying Battle, Atlantic Ocean, 21 September 1943, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

11 Oct 1939: Enlisted SN S31600
11 Oct 1939: Enlisted Keswick, SA
11 Oct 1939: Involvement SN S31600
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 417178
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
31 Jan 1942: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 417178
21 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, No. 10 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Dr John Bernard Gunson and Annie Elizabeth Gunson of Toorak Gardens, SA

Private Casualty Advice.
Mrs. J. B. Gunson, of Palmer Place, North Adelaide, has been advised that P.O. Alan W. M. Gunson, second son of Mrs. and the late Dr. J. B. Gunson, has been posted missing as a  result of air operations on September 21. P.O. Gunson was a member of the crew of a Sunderland aircraft on anti submarine patrol, and when last heard of the aircraft was being  attacked by six enemy planes

His brother, Flying Officer Henry Arthur Morphett Gunson 416955 also served in the RAAF - survived the war - flew with 463 Squadron RAAF

Their cousins also served in the RAAF - Flight Lieutenant Norman Peter Coles Gunson DFC 407424 (flew with 22SQN RAAF - survived the war) & Flying Officer Paul Coles Gunson 407436 (KIA in 13SQN RAAF Lockheed Hudson A16-243)