Fenton Charles OLDMEADOW

OLDMEADOW, Fenton Charles

Service Number: 400731
Enlisted: 13 October 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 83 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia, 5 July 1917
Home Town: Ivanhoe, Banyule, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Official
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 20 December 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Grave Reference 8 F 8,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Yorketown Kadina Union Bank WW2 Roll of Honor
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, 400731
13 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 400731, Melbourne
13 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 400731
20 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, No. 83 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Fenton Charles OLDMEADOW was born in Ivanhoe, Victoria on 5th July, 1917

His parents were James Anthony Vavau OLDMEADOW & Ethel Alleyn FENTON

He enlisted in Melbourne on 13th October, 1940 with the RAAF

Fenton married Florence May TEAGUE in the Ivanhoe Methodist Church in 1941

He died during a Flying Battle in Germany on 20th December, 1942 while in a Lancaster ED353 & is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Kleve, Germany - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Heidleberg, Victoria - his last rank was Flight Lieutenant and he was with the 83 Squadron (RAF) at the time


Three of his brothers also served in WW2

1. Donald James OLDMEADOW

2. Richard Frank OLDMEADOW

3. Russell Henry OLDMEADOW