GAZZARD Richard George 402115


Sergeant Richard George GAZZARD

Service No: 402115
Born: Croydon NSW, 17 August 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940
Unit: No. 452 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 452 Squadron Spitfire aircraft AB785), off the Belgian Coast, 19 August 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Oostdunkerke Communal Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Clarence and Veida Gazzard, of Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Strathfield World War II Roll of Honour, Strathfield NSW

On a Circus 81 sortie on the 19 August 1941, Spitfire AB785 flown by Sergeant Gazzard was reported missing over Belgium. In September 1941, his body was washed ashore at Nieuwpoort.


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, 163/115/56
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line