Warrant Officer Hector Gordon RIELLY

Service No: 410727
Born: Miles QLD, 4 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 35 Squadron, Guildford WA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 35 Squadron Tiger Moth aircraft A17-655) Scarborough WA, 2 November 1944, Aged 28 years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Gordon and Elizabeth Lillian Rielly; husband of Norma Isabel Rielly, of Essendon, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Squadron Tiger Moth A17-655 (Warrant Officer George Gear (415577) and Warrant Officer Hector Gordon Rielly (410727)) crashed at Scarborough and burnt out. Both pilots were killed. Their loss is deeply felt as they were popular members of the Squadron and the Service has lost two valuable pilots.

No. 35 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 2 November 1944.

The Funeral of Warrant Officer Rielly took place today, arrangements having been delayed in order that members of his family from the eastern States could be present. The ceremony was attended by approximately 80 members of the Squadron.

No. 35 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 6 November 1944.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 50

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