Gordon Sydney James KING


KING, Gordon Sydney James

Service Number: 4795
Enlisted: 2 October 1939, Laverton, VIC
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Glandore, South Australia, 26 March 1910
Home Town: Plympton, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Off Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 2 September 1944, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

2 Oct 1939: Involvement Warrant Officer, SN 4795
2 Oct 1939: Enlisted Laverton, VIC
2 Sep 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John Ernest and Florence King

Husband of Doreen May King of Plympton, South Australia


RAAF Mitchell Bomber A47-6 of Number 2 Squadron crashed into the sea whilst on a Search and Rescue mission for 2SQN Mitchell A47-12 that had crashed on the beach on Peron Island. The only casualties were Warrant Officer Gordon Sydney James King 4795 & Flight Lieutenant (Chaplain) The Reverend Hilford Charles Easton 423197 who were on board A47-6 to assist in the search.