Walter Richard TANNER

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TANNER, Walter Richard

Service Number: 424230
Enlisted: 15 August 1942, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 622 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Waverley, NSW, 27 August 1916
Home Town: Maroubra, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands, 13 June 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Netherlands
KK Coll grave 72
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Murray Bridge 622 Squadron Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 424230
15 Aug 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 424230, No. 622 Squadron (RAF), Sydney, NSW

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Walter and Eleanor Tanner; husband of Lillian Ruby Tanner, of Maroubra, New South Wales

Randwick Roll of Honour

TANNER.—June 13, 1944, F./O. Walter Richard Tanner, previously reported missing, now presumed to have lost his life during air operations over Gelsenkerchen, Germany, beloved husband of Lillian, loving father of David and Wendy, of 9 Garden Street, Maroubra, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Tanner, of Coogee, and son-in-law of Mrs. L. Hanson, of Randwick, aged 27 years. A tribute also to his gallant fellow-crew members.


TANNER.—June 13, 1944, F./O. Walter Richard Tanner, previously reported missing, now presumed to have lost his life during air operations over Gelsenkerchen, Germany, dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Dorothy (W.A.A.A.F.) and Sydney Dubos (A.I.F.), aged 27 years.

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