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Name: Austin William ARCHER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Flight Sergeant Initials: A W Service No.: 1029029
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 0
Unit: 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Rowlands Gill, Co. Durham.
Home Address:
Previous Address: Mickley, Northumberland.
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 27th January 1944
Place of Death: Germany
Battle/Campaign: Undertaking air operations.
Locally Commemorated: St Johna's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Air Crew Europe Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Mrs Archer, of 15 Fell View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham, and the late Philip Archer. Grandson of William and Barbara Archer, of Garesfield, Co Durham. Sisters: Betty and Barbara.
Notes : Tragedy was to hit the family when Austin's father Philip, was accidentally killed on a colliery railway line. Austin, his mother and two sisters were offered the opportunity to be cared for by the grandparents, William and Barbara. William was the Colliery Manager at Garesfield. Mrs Archer opted for her independence and decided to move to Crawcrook with her two daughters and it was agreed that Austin would stay with his grandparents. He spent his early years living at Garesfield, eventually moving into the Rowlands Gill area; it was from there that he enlisted in the RAF. Austin's name appears on the St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, as being a parishoner
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Information from family member.
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