Raymond Edgar HOLGATE


HOLGATE, Raymond Edgar

Service Number: 403338
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 17 August 1917
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Khartoum, Sudan, 29 October 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Khartoum War Cemetery, Khartoum, Sudan
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 403338

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Harvard aircraft AJ808 and AJ803 from 71OTU collided in mid-air and crashed three miles north of Summit near Khartoum, Sudan with Pilot Officer Raymond Edgar Holgate 403338 (AJ808) killed when his parachute failed to open

Pilot Officer Edwin Sautelle Hayes 405178 (AJ803) survived by parachute (killed in January 1943 when Kittyhawk FR316 crashed)