LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Stuart Crosby WALCH

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 40063 (RAF)
Born: Hobart TAS, 16 February 1917
Enlisted in the RAF: 1937
Unit: No. 238 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 238 Squadron Hurricane I aircraft R4097), near Weymouth, England, 11 August 1940, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percival Bell Crosby Walch and Florence Hester Jane Walch, of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Supplementary Panel 12, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Battle of Britain Memorial, Westminster Abbey, London UK

Flight Lieutenant Walch was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF who embarked for the UK on 20 July 1937.

At 1045 hours on 11 August 1940, Flight Lieutenant Walch in Hurricane R4097 was shot down to the east of Weymouth.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World war Volume 1 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941, Midland Publishing Leicester UK, 1997
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/43/934
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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