Gordon Francis BLANCH


BLANCH, Gordon Francis

Service Number: 420827
Enlisted: 5 December 1941, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Eulabil, New South Wales, Australia, 10 March 1923
Home Town: Casino, Richmond Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Mareeba, Queensland, Australia, 12 June 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Atherton War Cemetery
Plot A, Row B, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Casino and District WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 420827
5 Dec 1941: Enlisted Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Son of Francis Bentley Blanch and Eileen Madge Blanch, of South Casino, New South Wales.

Rank - Sergeant

2 Embarkation Depot

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Lieutenant Frank Lawrence Parton 32589 (Pilot) and Sergeant Gordon Francis Blanch 420827 (Navigator) of Number 5 Squadron were killed when Wirraway A20-289 entered a flick stall during an A/A exercise and crashed at Mareeba in tropical north Queensland