Anthony Edward GILLESPIE

GILLESPIE, Anthony Edward

Service Number: 439630
Enlisted: 14 July 1943
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 163 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, 28 April 1925
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Christian Brothers High School, Chatswood, New South Wales
Occupation: Clerk, Department of Road Transport and Railways
Died: Flying Battle, Hasselbach, Germany, North West Europe, 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, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

14 Jul 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 439630, Sydney, New South Wales
14 Jul 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 439630
8 Mar 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 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 unspecifed 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