Andrew Leslie WEST

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WEST, Andrew Leslie

Service Number: 422779
Enlisted: 23 May 1942, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Woollahra, New South Wales, 30 September 1923
Home Town: Randwick, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Randwick High School; Sydney Technical College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, North West Europe, 25 June 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 422779
23 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 422779, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Enlisted at Sydney
7 Sep 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 422779, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Embarked at Melbourne for Canada and UK

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Thomas and Dorris West of Randwick, NSW

Plane was Lancaster ND 729 lost in air operation over the target of Prouville, France

School Subjects passed: - Geography, Maths 1 & 2, History, English, French, Bookkeeping

Sports played: - Football, Tennis, Cricket, Basketball