Flying Officer Laurence Guy CHICK

Service No: 403652
Born: Singleton NSW, 3 August 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 27 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Station Lichfield
Died: Air Operations (No. 27 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft K9685), Belgium, 28 April 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas William and Charlotte Maud Chick
Roll of Honour: Dorrigo NSW
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Dorrigo Monument, Dorrigo NSW

At 2108 hours on the night of 27 April 1943, Wellington K9685 took off from Lichfield detailed to scatter leaflets in the Lille region of France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was later learned that all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of K9635 were:

Flying Officer Laurence Guy Chick (403652) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frederick Joseph Dodd (1310824) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Albert John Glaister (411220) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Maurice Ben Remfry (402672) (Observer)
Sergeant John Richard Stukins (911756) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 163/25/126
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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