Flight Sergeant Ivor Ramsay CHALMERS

Service No: 413712
Born: Waverley NSW, 17 August 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941
Unit: No. 431 (Iroquois) Squadron (RCAF), RAF Station Tholthorpe, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 431 Squadron Halifax aircraft DK265), Germany, 9 October 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gilbert Ramsay James Chalmers, and of Edith Chalmers, of Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Randwick NSW
Remembered: Panel 192, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2243 hours on 8 October 1943 Halifax DK265 took off from Tholthorpe to bomb Hanover, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew had no known grave.

The crew members of DK265 were:

Sergeant Graham Beeken (1864120) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Ivor Ramsay Chalmers (413712) (Pilot)
Sergeant Harold Evan Evans (R/225302) (RCAF) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Walter Henry Hamil (R/164468) (RCAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Reginald Mather (1575596) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Frederick William Stubbings (1337433) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Stanley Robert Walker (151250) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/216

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