George William FINCH


FINCH, George William

Service Numbers: S22777, 417171
Enlisted: 21 December 1939, Southwark, SA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Brompton, South Australia, 22 January 1919
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Evans Head, New South Wales, Australia, 7 June 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Evans Head War Cemetery, NSW
Plot B Row D Grave 8
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

21 Dec 1939: Involvement Private, SN S22777
21 Dec 1939: Enlisted Southwark, SA
31 Jan 1942: Involvement Sergeant, SN 417171
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Fairey Battle aircraft L4941 & L5650 from Number 1 Bombing & Gunnery School suffered a mid-air collision near Evans Head

Sergeant Finch 417171 and LAC Mooney 44711 were killed in aircraft L5650

Flight Sergeant Neville Graham Monroe 404979 (discharged from the RAAF in February 1945), LAC Colin Henry Wheatley 425913 (discharged from the RAAF in January 1946) & LAC Noel White 434066 (discharged from the RAAF in March 1946) all survived the incident in aircraft L4941