Desmond Ernest George DENIER

DENIER, Desmond Ernest George

Service Number: 400014
Enlisted: 28 April 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 149 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, 3 June 1912
Home Town: Wentworth, Wentworth, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Belgium, 7 August 1941, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Croydon RSL Memorial Honour Roll, Croydon War Memorial, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

28 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 400014, Aircrew Training Units
28 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 400014
1 Apr 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 400014, No. 149 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Desmond Ernest George DENIER (1912-1941)

400014 Sergeant (Sgt) Desmond Ernest George Denier, was born in Hawthorn,Victoria, in 1912.  AT the time of his enlistment hw was living in Wentworth, NSW. Sgt Denier enlisted on 28 April 1940.
He was killed with his entire crew during operations over Belgium on 7 August 1941 while attached to 149 Squadron, RAF, and is buried in Thorembais-St Trond Communal Cemetery near Perwez, Belgium. At the time of his death he was onboard Vickers Wellington MkIC bomber, serial number X9633.

The personal inscription as chosen by his family for his gravestone reads 'IN PROUD MEMORY OF "DES." LOVED LONG SINCE, NOW LOST AWHILE'.