William James SANDERCOCK

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SANDERCOCK, William James

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 25 April 1942, Adelaide
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Payneham, South Australia, 14 June 1915
Home Town: Glossop, Berri and Barmera, South Australia
Schooling: Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Off Norway, 11 January 1945, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide Pulteney Grammar School WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Berri Oval "Diver" Derrick VC Memorial Grandstand & Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William James SANDERCOCK was born in Payneham, South Australia on 14th June, 1915

His parents were William Ralph SANDERCOCK & Alice Emma FULLSTON

He married Sheila Beavis NOLAN in Brighton, SA on 9th December, 1939

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Williams father  William Ralph SANDERCOCK (SN 424) served in the Australian Army during WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Warrant Officer William James Sandercock 417420 of 279SQN RAF was killed when Warwick HG209 crashed off the Norwegian Coast - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Also killed: Bryan, William Henry (Flight Sergeant) 1413675 RAF / Galloway, George Campbell (Flying Officer) 54284 RAF / Goodall, Andrew Ferguson (Warrant Officer) 1558334 RAF / Mansfield, George William (Sergeant) 1377933 RAF / Moreton, John Henry (Flight Lieutenant) 141068 RAF / Bentley, Frederick Earl (Pilot Officer) J/93334 (Warrant Officer 183025) RCAF

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