Sergeant Ambrose James HENRY

Service No: 401819
Born: Malvern VIC, 18 September 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Melbourne, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 10 Squadron Halifax aircraft W7767), Germany, 7 September 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ambrose and Grace Eliza Henry, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Malvern VIC
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

Sergeant Henry’s name appears to have been incorrectly added to the Rathmines Memorial that remembers RAAF members lost on Maritime Units as he served with No. 10 Squadron RAF and not with No. 10 Squadron RAAF.

On the 7th September 1942, Halifax W7767 crashed at approx 0115 hours in the target area near Krefeld, Germany, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of W7767 were:

Sergeant Lawrence Eric Billings (656623) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Ambrose James Henry (401819) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Harold James Loveday (1316650) (RAFVR) (Tail Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Angus McDonald Milne (998200) (RAF) (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Denys William Evan Morgan (115393) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Arthur Morris (1108551) (RAFVR) (First Wireless Operator)
Sergeant John Rice (549992) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)


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, 163/121/224
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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