Wallace Eugene LODGE

LODGE, Wallace Eugene

Service Numbers: S26170, 407868
Enlisted: 3 January 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 207 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, 9 May 1919
Home Town: Henley Beach , City of Charles Sturt / Henley and Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Employed by State Bank, Adelaide
Died: Flying Battle, Italy, 9 December 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Milan War Cemetery
Plot III, Row B, Grave 4,
Memorials: Adelaide Pulteney Grammar School WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Henley Beach Council Fallen WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Henley Beach Council WW2 Honour Roll and Addendum, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Jan 1940: Enlisted S26170
3 Jan 1940: Enlisted S26170
1 Feb 1941: Involvement 407868
1 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 407868
9 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 407868, No. 207 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Sgt. Wallace Eugene Lodge RAAF ATT RAF of Henley Beach, aged 23. Son of Mrs Caroline and the late Mr E Lodge, of East Terrace Henley Beach, Educated at Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide. Fond of swimming and tennis and took keen interest in Toc H. Was member of many sporting bodies at Henley Beach. In civil life was on the staff of the State Bank, Adelaide. Enlisted in February 1941 and was reported to have lost his life during air operations. He was a member of the crew of a Lancaster bomber. His father, a member of 1st AIF, died in 1942 and his only brother, Gnr R F Lodge was in the 2nd AIF overseas.

Information supplied from The Personal Pictorial Honour Roll of South Australians who have enlisted in the Second World War.