Flying Officer Sydney Douglas MARSHALL

Service No: 402060
Born: Sydney NSW, 20 May 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 April 1940
Unit: No. 15 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wyton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 15 Squadron Stirling aircraft N6030), North Sea, 18 July 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Augustus George and Alice Maude Naylor Marshall, of Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Yachting Correspondent, Sydney Telegraph
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 62, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1405 hours on 18 July 1941 Stirling N6030 took off from Wyton to carry out a raid on Wesel, Germany. A distress message was heard from the aircraft at 1600 hours on the return journey, but nothing further was heard from N6030 which did not respond to signals.

The crew members of N6030 were:

Sergeant Kenneth Godfrey Howard Davies (568241) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Arthur Walter Dudley Frost (1375651) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Sergeant Alfred James Higgison (39635) (RNZAF)
Flying Officer Sydney Douglas Marshall (402060) (Pilot)
Sergeant Gordon Hogarth Mayor (976107) (RAFVR)
Pilot Officer John Davis Walker McCallum (61025) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Charles George White AFM (538321) (RAF) (Observer)

In 1946, it was established that the remains of Pilot Officer McCallum had been washed ashore at Texel on 13 August 1941 and buried at Texel Municipal Cemetery, Denburg. Sergeant Frost was buried at Amsterdam New East Cemetery. Sergeant White was washed ashore at Noordwijk on 7 August 1941 and buried in the Noordwijk Municipal Cemetery. Sergeant Davies was washed ashore on 12 September 1941 in North Holland and buried in the Military Cemetery Huisdunen, near Den Helder. In 1947 it was recorded that Flying Officer Marshall and the two remaining crew members Sergeant Higgison and Sergeant Mayor were missing lost at sea.


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, 163/44/93

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