Sergeant Harold George FREW

Service No: 409826
Born: Melbourne VIC, 30 July 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941
Unit: No. 1 Ferry Unit (RAF)
Died: Ground Accident, Gibraltar, 19 April 1944, Aged 25 Years
Buried: At Sea
CWGC Additional Information: Adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Neil Frew, of North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Gibraltar Memorial, Gibraltar
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While on duty on 19 April 1944, Sergeant Frew was struck by an aircraft on take off while he was crossing the runway at Gibraltar. He was buried at sea near Gibraltar as the Cemetery at Gibraltar had been rendered inaccessible due to enemy action.


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, 166/14/189

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