Raymond Baudoin DE PIERRES


DE PIERRES, Raymond Baudoin

Service Number: 415861
Enlisted: 1 March 1942, Perth, WA Air Crew
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Northam, Western Australia, 30 August 1921
Home Town: Wyalkatchem, Wyalkatchem, Western Australia
Schooling: Ildephousus College, New Norcia , Western Australia
Occupation: Farmer & Grazier
Died: Flying Battle, Celebes, Netherlands, 19 October 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Ambon Memorial
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World War 2 Service

1 Mar 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 415861, Perth, WA Air Crew
28 May 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, No. 431 Squadron (RCAF)
19 Oct 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 415861, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Raymond Baudoin DE PIERRES was born in Northam, Western Australia on 30th August, 1921

His parents were Guillaume Charles Baptists DE PIERRES (Vicomte) & Winifred Jean MARDEN (Vicomtess) - they married in France & later came to Western Australia where Raymond was born

He had previous 12 months service with the Home Guard before he enlisted in Perth on 1st March, 1942 with the Royal Australian Air Force as Air Crew - he was promoted to Pilot Officer on 28th May, 1943

Raymond died during a flying battle over the Celebes Islands (Netherlands East Indies) while flying a Beaufighter A19 

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Ambon Memorial


His father Guillaume Charles Baptiste DE PIERRES (SN W86739) served in the Australian Army in WW2 - date of discharge unknown

His brother Henry Jacques Stanley DE PIERRES (SN W75974) also served in the Australian Army in WW2 - date of discharge unknown

His cousin, Flight Sergeant John MARDEN (RAAF) was killed in action on 14th June, 1944 off the Welsh Coast