Kenneth Gregson FRY MiD


FRY, Kenneth Gregson

Service Number: 407057
Enlisted: 27 May 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Rose Park, South Australia, 10 August 1913
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Atlantic Ocean, 1 August 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
At sea Runnymede (Air Forces) Memorial, Surrey, England
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

27 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 407057, Adelaide, South Australia
1 Aug 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 407057, No. 10 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Rootsweb ID: I508549 Birth Record: 10 Aug 1913 in Rose Park, South Australia

Father Norman Seymour Fry and Mother Alice Gregson Fry.

Wife: Roma Kathleen Fry - living at South Terrace, Adelaide, SA.

Next of kin in service:
Brother-in-law -  Pilot Officer J Norman

27/5/1940    enlisted in RAAF, in Adelaide, SA

Flight Lieutenant in 10th Squadron

Dec. 1942     A member of the pilots of No. 10 (Sunderland) Squadron RAAF based at
                   RAF Station Mount Batten, Plymouth, England operating with Coastal
                   Command in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Jan. 1943      Plymouth, England. Kenneth was involved in an AUSSIE Rules football match
                    between officers and airmen of No. 10 (Sunderland) Squadron RAAF at
                    RAF Station Mount Batten.

*** service record needs to be ordered through National Archives of Australia ***

1/8/1943       died in flying battle over Atlantic Ocean
                    No known grave

His name is commemorated on Panel 187, at Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey, UK.

His name is commemorated on Panel 99 at the Australian War Memorial,
Canberra, ACT.

14/1/1944      London Gazette - awarded - Mention in Despatches

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  6/6/2016.  Lest we forget.