David Erskine Ellis DEAN

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DEAN, David Erskine Ellis

Service Number: 408307
Enlisted: 9 October 1941, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 18 May 1923
Home Town: New Town, Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Hobart High School
Occupation: Public service clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), North West Europe (at sea), 28 July 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede (Air Forces) Memorial, Surrey, England
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

9 Oct 1941: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 408307, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
9 Oct 1941: Enlisted Hobart, Tasmania

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Biography

David Erskine Ellis DEAN was born on 18th May, 1923 in Hobart, Tasmania

His parents were Ellis Erle DEAN and Edith Alice Mary GROVE - his father Ellis served in both WW1 and WW2

He enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force on 9th October, 1941 in Hobart - his posting on death was with the 467 Squadron

He embarked from Sydney for the United Kingdom on 24th August, 1942

David was listed as missing as a result of air operations over Hamburg - his body has never been found & it is presumed he was lost at sea - He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, (panel 192) and also on the Australian War Memorial

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES (www.cwgc.org)

WAR DOSSIER - National Archives of Australia (1) (recordsearch.naa.gov.au)

WAR DOSSIER - National Archives of Australia (2) (recordsearch.naa.gov.au)

NOMINAL ROLL - Australian War Memorial (www.ww2roll.gov.au)

Newspaper ARTICLE (trove.nla.gov.au)

 

Mercury Hobart, 2nd February, 1944

MISSING AIRMAN - Flight Sergeant David Erskine Dean, RAAF who was reported missing on July 28 after operations over Hamburg is now presumed dead.  He is the only son of Mrs. & Mrs. Ellis Dean of New Town and is in his 21st year

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