Gimson, Ernest William

Date of birth:
December 20th, 1916 (Sawston/Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
June 26th, 1941
Buried on:
Malta War Memorial
Service number:
541685
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Ernest Gimson was from Sawston but at 11 years old his family emigrated to Australia and settled in Babakin, Western Australia. At 19 years of age Ernest joined the RAF in 1935 where he went to school.
Ernie was reported missing off the coast of Sicily on 25th June, 1941.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Aircraftman, 1st Class
Unit:
No. 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1940
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1940
Details:
Second DFM awarded as a Bar.
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

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