Walter George McDonald (Wally) GEIKIE


GEIKIE, Walter George McDonald

Service Number: 404416
Enlisted: 16 August 1940, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Southport, Queensland, 24 August 1920
Home Town: Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Professional Boxer/Labourer
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Netherlands, 23 September 1944, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

16 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 404416, Brisbane, Queensland
17 Aug 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 404416
23 Sep 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 404416, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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"...404416 AC1 Walter George MacDonald (Wally) Geikie. AC1 Geikie was remustered to air crew and trained as an air gunner. In January 1944, Sergeant Geikie was transferred to 463 Squadron RAAF, and was a crew member aboard an aircraft Lancaster serial number LM 223 which was lost on operations on 23 September 1944." - SOURCE (