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F/O John Richard Welch, RAAF 413918 was aged 29 when he died.

F/O  John Richard Welch was the son of John Frederick and Elizabeth Helen Welch of Concord, New South Wales, Australia.

In all, F/O  Welch took part in four operations starting with his first on August 9/10, 1943 where he was the 2nd pilot to W/C  P. N. Jennings. It was an operation to bomb Mannheim. On his second op and his first as captain, he flew ED627(EM-N) on a raid to Milan. His forth op was his last.

His grave reference in the Durnbach War cemetery is 5.J.2.

 

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Name: WELCH, JOHN RICHARD
Initials: J R
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 29
Date of Death: 28/08/1943
Service No: 413918
Additional information: Son of John Frederick and Elizabeth Helen Welch, of Concord, New South Wales, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. J. 2.
Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY

Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

 

Steve Elsden 2009

The inscription at the foot of the stone reads.

Ever Loved And Remembered

R.I.P.