GILDARE Anthony John 1867645

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Anthony John Byron GILDARE

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 1867645(RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Melbourne, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 10 Squadron Halifax II aircraft JD470), Germany, 20 January 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Myfanwy Gildare of Scarborough, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On 20 January 1944, Halifax JD470 took off from Melbourne at 1616 hours to attack Berlin and was lost near the target with five crew members killed and two taken prisoner.

The crew members of JD470 were:

Flight Sergeant Douglas Alexander Arthur (1425524) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Douglas Charles Bolton (1867066) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Ronald William Branchflower (1322104) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Leslie Dryer (1503335) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Anthony John Byron Gildare (1867645) (RAFVR)
Sergeant D A Jackson (1813132) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant D H Laraman (1389080) (RAFVR) PoW

References:

Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 5 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1944, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1997
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records