Gladstone Arthur A'COURT

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A'COURT, Gladstone Arthur

Service Numbers: V132227, 418496
Enlisted: 17 January 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Clifton Hill, Victoria, 16 July 1920
Home Town: Kew East, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action (night bombing raid), Germany, 22 June 1944, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

17 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V132227, 10th Field Ambulance
22 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 418496, Melbourne, Victoria
22 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 418496
22 Jun 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 418496, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography

Gladstone Arthur A'COURT was born on 16th July, 1920 in Clifton Hill, Victoria

His parents were Arthur John A'COURT and May Elizabeth ANSETT

He enlisted first with the Australian Army on 17th January, 1941 and was discharged on 17th December, 1941  S/N  V132227 (Private)

He subsequently joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 22nd May, 1942  S/N 418496 as a pilot officer (467 Squadron)

He was killed in a flying battle on 22nd June, 1944 in Germany in a Lancaster ED532

Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany Ref. 12 E2

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