Gordon Sydney READER


READER, Gordon Sydney

Service Number: 427548
Enlisted: 19 July 1942, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 102 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 16 October 1913
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Perth Modern School & Perth Boys Night School
Occupation: Insurance Inspector
Died: Killed in Action , Ottersum, Netherlands, 17 September 1944, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Milsbeek War Cemetery (CWGC)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

19 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 427548, Aircrew Training Units, Perth, Western Australia
3 Jun 1943: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 427548, Aircrew Training Units
4 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 427548, No. 102 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Flight Sergeant Reader was Killed in Action whist serving in 102 (Ceylon) Squadron

"...427548 Flight Sergeant Gordon Sydney Reader RAAF, 102 Sqn RAF. An insurance inspector of Perth, WA, he enlisted on 19 July 1942. Flt Sgt Reader was killed in a flying accident on 17 September 1944." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)