Sergeant John Hunter GOLDIE

Service No: 400344
Born: Goornong VIC, 4 September 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940
Unit: No. 20 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 20 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft N2825), Scotland, 14 February 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Lossiemouth Burial Ground, Scotland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander L. Goldie and Caroline Mary Goldie, of Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Woodend VIC
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 14th February 1942, Wellington N2825 took off from RAF Lossiemouth for night flying practice. Around 2335 hours the aircraft crashed on a hill at Rothes, nine miles south south east of Elgin, Moray. The caused of the tragedy was attributed to engine failure. Five of the crew were killed and one was injured.

The crew members of N 2825 were:

Sergeant Jack Bishop (407283) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant N A Burr (1254030) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner) Injured
Sergeant Henry Clark (1015524) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Pilot Officer Reginald Ernest Cobb (46701) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant John Hunter Goldie (400344) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Arthur Sidney Witter (108009) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia on-Line Record A705, 163/118/279

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