Service Number: 28155
Enlisted: 10 July 1940
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 622 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 23 February 1911
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Timberman/Carpenter
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands, 21 July 1944, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery, Netherlands
Plot B, Row 2, Grave 53
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Zinc Corporation Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Murray Bridge 622 Squadron Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

10 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 28155, Broken Hill, New South Wales
10 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 28155
21 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 28155, No. 622 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Peter Bernard and Katherine Chigwidden; husband of Beatrice Chigwidden of Merrylands, NSW

School subjects studied - Maths 1, Maaths 2, English, Physics, History, Geography, Chemistry, Woodwork, Technical Drawing, Drawing, Freehand Drawing, History

Sports played - Football, Baseball, Tennis, Cricket

Plane was Lancaster LL 859 which was lost at Homberg, Ruhr, Germany while attached to 622 Squadron