ANGUS Colwyn Parker 429691

LEST WE FORGET 

Flight Sergeant Colwyn Parker ANGUS

Service No: 429691
Born: Lilydale VIC, 17 February 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 October 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit RAF
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit Avro Anson EG693), Scotland, 6 December 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Newton Stewart Cemetery, Scotland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edmond Albert and Florence Pearce Angus; nephew of Mrs. G. P. Cochrane, of Albury, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Morwell VIC
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On a non-operational night navigation exercise on 6 December 1944, Anson EG693, crashed on Craigronald Hill, Dumfries and Galloway.  Three of the crew members were killed and Sergeant Schnieder died of his injuries.

The crew members of EG693 were:

Flight Sergeant Colwyn Parker Angus (429691) (Pilot)
Sergeant John Walter Melhuish (1668187) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Kenneth Richard Ridehalgh (3010367) (RAFVR) (Student Wireless Operator)
Sergeant Maurice Schneider (1043645) (RAFVR) (Navigator)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/3/333