Derek Goldsworthy WICKS

WICKS, Derek Goldsworthy

Service Number: 437960
Enlisted: 24 April 1943
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Highbury East, South Australia, 23 May 1921
Home Town: Highbury, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Plane crash, Dublin, South Australia, Australia, 27 March 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Mallala (Feltwell) War Cemetery, S.A.
Plot B, Row C, Grave 10. , Mallala War Cemetery, Mallala, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dublin RAAF Airspeed Oxford BM782 Crash Site, Dublin War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

23 Apr 1943: Discharged
24 Apr 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, 437960, Adelaide, SA
24 Apr 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 437960
27 Mar 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 437960, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme, No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala SA Killed in Flying Accident
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Leading Aircraftman Derek Goldsworthy Wicks 437960 of Number 6 Service Flying Training School was killed when Oxford aircraft BM782 crashed near Dublin, South Australia during a solo flying exercise

Son of Leonard John and Annie Adelaide Wicks; husband of Ruth Wicks of Payneham, SA


Aged 22 years