Terence Harry GORDON-GLASSFORD MID

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GORDON-GLASSFORD, Terence Harry

Service Number: 402658
Enlisted: 18 September 1940, Sydney
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 612 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1915
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: International Oarsman
Died: Flying Battle, Mediterranean Sea, 21 January 1943
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated on Malta Memorial, Malta
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Malta Memorial, Floriana
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 402658
18 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 402658, Sydney
21 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, SN 402658, No. 612 Squadron (RAF)
Date unknown: Honoured Mention in Dispatches

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Terence Harry GORDON-GLASSFORD was born in Melbourne, Victoria on 31st July, 1915

His parents were Torre Harry GORDON-GLASSFORD & Doris PLEASANTS

He enlisted in Sydney on 18th September, 1940

He died in a Flying Battle in the Mediterranean Sea on 21st January, 1943 while in a Vickers Wellington Bomber HX690  V111 with the 179 Squadron of the RAF which took off from Gibraltar during the evening of 21st January, 1943 on an anti submarine patrol over the Mediterranean Sea

There was no communication from the Wellington after it had taken flight from its Gibraltar base and it never returned to base

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Malta Memorial 

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