Peter Brian Tyers QUINT

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QUINT, Peter Brian Tyers

Service Number: 407250
Enlisted: 17 August 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Operational Training Units (RAF)
Born: Brighton, England, 15 July 1917
Home Town: Hackney, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide University
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Slimbridge, England, 6 October 1941, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Holy Trinity Churchyard, Minchinhampton, England
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

17 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 407250, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Aug 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 407250
6 Oct 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407250, Operational Training Units (RAF), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography

Peter Brian Tyers QUINT was born on 15th July, 1917 in Brighton, England

His parents were Sydney Tyers QUINT and Gertrude Rebecca COOKE who married in 1915 in Tonbridge, Kent, UK

He enlisted on 17th August, 1940 with the Royal Australian Air Force

He trained in Parafield, South Australia with members of No 4 Course - at his death he was a Sergeant with the 52 Operational Training Unit (R.A.F.)

Peter died on 6th October, 1941 in a Flying Battle when his Hurricane Fighter aircraft was caught in the slipstream of others in the formation and crashed at the New Grounds, Slimbridge, now part of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust -

He is buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Minchinhampton, Stroud District, Gloucestershire, England - he is also honoured on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Adelaide, South Australia

His father Sydney Tyers QUINT also served in WW1 while living in England - he was a Captain and Mentioned in Dispatches for gallantry in the battle of Hooge - he also served in WW2 in Australia in the Camp Staff at Canungra, Queensland

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