George Stewart HOTCHKIS

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HOTCHKIS, George Stewart

Service Number: 413386
Enlisted: 17 August 1941, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 149 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Thirroul, New South Wales, 26 February 1918
Home Town: Thirroul, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), North Sea, 27 September 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

17 Aug 1941: Enlisted SN 413386, Sydney, New South Wales
18 Aug 1941: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 413386
27 Sep 1943: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 413386, No. 149 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography

"In a casualty list this week Sergt. George Hotchkis, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hotchkis, of Raymond-rd., Thirroul, is reported as missing in air operations. At the meeting of the Thirroul P. and C. Assn. on Tuesday night a motion of sympathy with the relatives was moved and the hope expressed that more cheering news is soon to hand. He was lost in air operations over the North Sea."from the Illawarra Mercury 22 Oct 1943 (nla.gov.au)
 

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Stewart HOTCHKIS was born in Thirroul, New South Wales on 26th February, 1918

His parents were Daniel Stewart HOTCHKIS & Ada Louisa STONE who married in Sydney in 1915

George married Joan Isabel CARRICK in Sydney in 1941

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His brother John Hilton HOTCHKIS (SN NX28610) also served in WW2 (Army) and was discharged in 1944

His uncle James Hilton HOTCHKIS (SN 1564) served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919