Beverley Kilgour CHANDLER

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CHANDLER, Beverley Kilgour

Service Number: 21351
Enlisted: 24 June 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 29 November 1917
Home Town: Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), Beverley Islands, Northumberland Group, Queensland, Australia, Off Queensland Coast, Australia, 23 May 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Sydney Memorial, Rookwood, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 21351
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 21351
23 May 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography

Rank - Sergeant

Plane was Hudson A16-190. 32 Squadron

Son of Wallace Dorman Chandler and Elizabeth Emily Chandler, of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lockheed Hudson A16-190 of 32SQN crashed into the sea off the Beverley Islands (part of the Northumberland Group) south-east of the city of Mackay - all crew were lost:

Pilot Officer John Desmond Power 416230 - Son of Francis and Mary Power of Reade Park, SA (body recovered, buried in Townsville War Cemetery)

Flying Officer Arthur Ernest Adams 692 - Son of Arthur George and Dora Emily Adams (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 5 of the Sydney Memorial)

Sergeant Brian Robert Bright 407841 - Son of Henry Garrood Bright and Mary Margaret Bright of Broken Hill, NSW (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 6 of the Sydney Memorial)

Sergeant Beverley Kilgour Chandler 21351 - Son of Wallace Dorman Chandler and Elizabeth Emily Chandler of Newcastle, NSW (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 6 of the Sydney Memorial)

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