LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Nathaniel Robert GOUDIE

Service No: 401212
Born: Swan Hill VIC
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 January 1941
Unit: No. 269 Squadron (RAF), Iceland
Died: Air Operations: (No. 269 Squadron Hudson aircraft FH363), Atlantic Ocean, 1 March 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gilbert Gavan and Edith Mary Goudie; husband of Margaret Morag Goudie, of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Deniliquin NSW
Remembered: Panel 192, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Mathoura War Memorial, Mathoura NSW

At 1200 hours on 1 March 1943 Hudson FH363 was one of two aircraft airborne to carry out a convoy escort duty in the Atlantic. At 1330 hours a message was despatched recalling the aircraft. This was acknowledged. FH 363 remained in communicating with base until 1712 hours, then nothing further was heard and FH 363 failed to return to base. In 1949 it was recorded that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of FH363 were:

Flight Sergeant William Edward Boardman MID (749425) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Nathaniel Robert Goudie (401212) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Harold Ramsey DFM (115677) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Percy Norville Brian Williams (550103) (RAF)

References:

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, 166/16/39
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line