Charles Haley HARGREAVES


HARGREAVES, Charles Haley

Service Number: 421596
Enlisted: 28 February 1942, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Haberfield, New South Wales, 8 January 1924
Home Town: Gordon, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Barker College, Hornsby, New South Wales
Occupation: Compositor
Died: Flying Battle, Nuremburg, Germany, 31 March 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Durnbach Cemetery, Germany
Plot 8, Row B, Graves 2 Headstone inscription reads: Honor non honores Roll of Honour - Gordon, NSW
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 421596
28 Feb 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 421596, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Enlisted at Sydney
20 Jun 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
6 Oct 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 421596, Embarked at Sydney for attachment to the R.C.A.F.
27 Mar 1943: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 421596, Embarked at Canada for England
5 Sep 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles and Alice Edith Hargreaves of Gordon, NSW

Lost on air operations targeting Nuremburg

Medals: 1939-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, Defence Medal, Flying Badge

Serving as an apprentice with Blake & Hargreaves Pty. Ltd of George Street, Sydney for 2 years when he enlisted.

School subjects passed - English, Maths 1,Maths 2, Business Principles but failed French, Geography, Elementary Science. Later he studied Australian Air League Navigational Class in 1940. He also enrolled in the Metropolitan Business studying Algebra, Trigonometry and Physics

Sports played were Football, Swimming (in 1937 he was part of the school team) and later became a member of the Newport Surf Club