Anthony Edward GILLESPIE

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GILLESPIE, Anthony Edward

Service Number: 439630
Enlisted: 14 July 1943, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 163 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Mosman, New South Wales, 28 April 1925
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Chatswood Christian Brothers High School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Hasselbach, Germany, 8 March 1945, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Plot 1, Row H, Grave 7 Headstone inscription: Loved son of Mr. & Mrs. T.J. Gillespie of Chatswood, Sydney, N.S.W.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

14 Jul 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 439630, Sydney, New South Wales
8 Mar 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 439630, No. 163 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Joseph and Florence Mary Margaret Gillespie of Chatswood, NSW

Prior to enlisting he was employed with the Department of Road Transport &  Railways

Plane was Mosquito KB 568 lost near Hasselbach. The target was unspcifed but was located at Kassel, Germany

Medals: War Medal 1939-45, Defence Medal, France & Germany Star

School subjects passed - Maths 1, Maths 2, History, Latin, English, French, Chemistry, Physics

Sports played, Cricket, Tennis, Football, Swimming

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