Thomas Trevor LAIDLAW


LAIDLAW, Thomas Trevor

Service Number: 401970
Enlisted: 26 April 1941, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 4 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Hamilton, Victoria, 21 September 1920
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong College
Occupation: University Student
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Papua New Guinea, 6 September 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Plot KK, Row C, Grave 14
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 401970, Melbourne, Victoria
6 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 401970, No. 4 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Thomas Haliburton Laidlaw  and Elfwyn Anne Laidlaw; husband of Betty Patricia Laidlaw of Kew, Victoria

Came under attack by enemy aircraft while do a reconnaissance in the Hopoi River area and was not seen again. At the time he was attached to 4 Squadron which consisted of Wirraway and Boomerang aircraft

Also served in the Geelong College Cadet Corps