Douglas Carson RIDING


RIDING, Douglas Carson

Service Number: 177
Enlisted: 18 January 1937
Last Rank: Wing Commander
Last Unit: No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Coffs Harbour New South Wales, Australia, 11 April 1916
Home Town: Point Cook, Wyndham, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Permanent AIr Force
Died: Flying Battle, Timor Area, 17 November 1942, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Adelaide RIver War Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club WW2 Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

18 Jan 1937: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, RAAF Point Cook
7 Dec 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, SN 177, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of William Horace Toolleen Riding and Mary Margaret Riding

Husband of Margaret Lauder Riding of Strathfield, NSW


Wing Commander Douglas Carson Riding 177 & Warrant Officer Robert Douglas Clarke 1831 AFM (Air Force Medal) were killed in the loss of RAAF Beaufighter aircraft A19-46 of Number 31 Squadron at sea off Cape Batoe Poetih, Timor Island


Both men are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT