ADDINSALL, Geoffrey William

Plane was a Lancaster Mark 111 DV model. F/Sgt Addinsall was a middle Gunner flying with No. 12 Sqd RAF and was the only Australian member of the crew when they were shot down over Germany. Sister Elizabeth and brother Ray also served in the RAAF during WW2. The family had extensive saw-milling a wood merchant businesses both in Rutherglen and Warrnambool. There are Addinsall descendants in the Rutherglen area presently. Report by Nyree Wiggins. Photos by the Rutherglen Historical Society

Last Name
ADDINSALL
Given Names
Geoffrey William
Service Number
410586
Date of Birth
26/09/1922
Birth Location
Rainbow VIC.
Enlistment Date
30/01/1942
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
30/04/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 25
Intake Date
30/04/1942
Finish Date
21/09/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
10/07/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
12 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany
Date of Death
10/07/1943
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster Mark 111 DV model. F/Sgt Addinsall was a middle Gunner flying with No. 12 Sqd RAF and was the only Australian member of the crew when they were shot down over Germany. Sister Elizabeth and brother Ray also served in the RAAF during WW2. The family had extensive saw-milling a wood merchant businesses both in Rutherglen and Warrnambool. There are Addinsall descendants in the Rutherglen area presently. Report by Nyree Wiggins. Photos by the Rutherglen Historical Society

Posting on Death
12 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - ADDINSALL Geoffrey William - Service Number 410586
1WAGS - ADDINSALL Geoffrey William - Service Number 410586
1WAGS - ADDINSALL Geoffrey William - Service Number 410586 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs