Sergeant Garrick Ridley HALL

Service No: 401034
Born: Elsternwick VIC, 17 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 December 1940
Unit: No. 60 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 60 Squadron Blenheim aircraft V5425), off the Burma Coast, 9 September 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel Gordon Hall and Hazel Ruth Hall, of Elwood, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Column 422, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 September 1942 Blenheim V5425 was one of three squadron aircraft detailed to bomb Akyab,
Burma. They were attacked by enemy fighters when off the coast in the vicinity of Akyab, and broke formation. V5425, which was not seen again in the ensuing combat, failed to return to base.

The crew members of V5425 were:

Sergeant Donald Horace Brown (745217) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Garrick Ridley Hall (401034) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer George Albert Mockridge (45431) (RAF) (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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/120//481

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