Keith Todd BALDING DFC

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BALDING, Keith Todd

Service Number: 408948
Enlisted: 21 June 1941, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 218 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Hawthorn, Vic., 24 September 1916
Home Town: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College
Occupation: Analytical Chemist
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 27 September 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Hanover War Cemetery
Coll. grave 3. C. 1-6.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 408948, No. 218 Squadron (RAF)

World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 408948, No. 218 Squadron (RAF), Melbourne, Vic.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Richard George and Louisa Margaretta Balding, of Kew, Victoria

Flt-Lt Balding was reported missing as result of air operations on September 27-28. He was educated at Scotch College, and was an analytical chemist before joining the RAAF in 1941.