George Byron McLean LUCAS

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LUCAS, George Byron McLean

Service Number: 12372
Enlisted: 19 February 1940, Richmond, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Corndale, New South Wales, 26 July 1907
Home Town: Kurrajong Heights, Hawkesbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist/Farmer
Died: Died of Illness, Concord, New South Wales, 17 July 1945, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Grave ref. 2W, D16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

19 Feb 1940: Involvement Sergeant, SN 12372, No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
19 Feb 1940: Enlisted Richmond, New South Wales
19 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 12372, No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
19 Feb 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 12372, No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 12372, No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography

George Byron McLean LUCAS was born on 26th July, 1907 in Lismore NSw according to his war dossier however the birth was registered in 1906 on the NSW BDM Index

His parents were William Lawson LUCAS and Mary McLEAN

George married Marie Ruby NOONAN in 1942

He enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force on 19th Feb. 1940 - last posting was with the 11 Squadron - Rank Sergeant

He died of Illness on 17th July, 1945 at Concord and is buried in the Sydney War Cemetery which is part of Rookwood Necropolis

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2968288/LUCAS,%20GEORGE%20BYRON%20MCLEAN (www.cwgc.org)

MEMORIAL PAGE

http://www.raafdb.com/view_casualty.asp?id=5271 (www.raafdb.com)

GROUP PORTRAIT of the Catalina Crew of 11 Squadron RAAF

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03825.002 (www.awm.gov.au)

IN MEMORIAM - Sydney Morning Herald -17th July 1947

LUCAS - in Loving memory of my beloved husband and darling Daddy, Sergeant George Byron McLean LUCAS 12372 RAAF who passed away July 17, 1945. 

Always loved and remembered by his wife and daughter Rubs' and Margaret

 

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