LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Sydney Ross HORE

Service No: 416856
Born: Kadina SA, 16 December 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1940
Unit: No. 179 Squadron (RAF), Gibraltar
Died: Air Operations (No. 179 Squadron Wellington aircraft HF194), off the Iberian Atlantic Coast, 17 January 1944 Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sydney Frederick and Florence Maud Hore, of Gawler, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 16, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Wellington HF194 of No. 179 Squadron took off from RAF Station North Front, Gibraltar, on the evening of 16 January 1944, to carry out an anti-submarine patrol in the vicinity of Cape St Vincent. The aircraft was due back at 0800 hours the next day, but it did not return to base.
Extensive searches were carried out but no trace of the missing aircraft or crew were found. This was the first operational trip for the newly formed crew.

The crew members of HF194 were:

Flight Sergeant Thomas Mervyn Andersen (425577) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Ronald David Anthony (422529) (Wireless Air Gunner
Flight Sergeant Peter William Hedley Crickmay (R/151913) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Sydney Ross Hore (416856) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant George Alphonsus McGilvray (420980) (Second Pilot)
Pilot Officer William Yule McNeil (J/19838) (RCAF) (Pilot)

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/258