HOLGATE [DFC], Merrick Sadlier

"Flying Officer Holgate took over duties from the ill Navigator and by his assistance enabled his captain to fly the aircraft safely back to base. He completed a large number of sorties and became an excellent Ground Instructor in 1944."

Last Name
HOLGATE [DFC]
Given Names
Merrick Sadlier
Service Number
400117
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
12/07/1911
Birth Location
Ballarat VIC.
Enlistment Date
27/07/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne VIC.
Course Details
WAGS Course 2, WAGS Course 3
Intake Date
27/05/1940
Finish Date
05/04/1941
To
1BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
08/05/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
1661 Com. Unit
Rank
Squadron Leader
Medals
Distinguished Flying Cross
Notes

"Flying Officer Holgate took over duties from the ill Navigator and by his assistance enabled his captain to fly the aircraft safely back to base. He completed a large number of sorties and became an excellent Ground Instructor in 1944."

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - HOLGATE Merrick Sadlier - 400117 Citation
1 WAGS - HOLGATE Merrick Sadlier - 400117 Citation
1 WAGS - HOLGATE Merrick Sadlier - 400117 Citation 2nd from left
1 WAGS - HOLGATE Merrick Sadlier - 400117 Service

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial