Flying Officer John Gouinlock Anderson (416624) served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force in World War Two.
He was the son of John Gouinlock Anderson Sr and Margaret Williamina Maitland Anderson. The family hailed from Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.
Wellington HF838 Crash
Flying Officer Anderson died on 13th July 1943. He was twenty-four years old. At the time, he operated in Northern Ireland with Royal New Zealand Air Force 7 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit.
On 13th July 1943, he was navigator in Wellington Bomber HF838 taking off from RAF Limavady, Aghanloo Airfield, Co. Londonderry. Anderson and the remaining four crew members died when the plane came down near the Curley Burn river at Dickey’s Glen, Bolea.
Remembering John Gouinlock Anderson
John Gouinlock Anderson’s grave is in Grave 15, Christ Church, Church of Ireland Churchyard, Drumachose, Co. Londonderry.
He lies next to Frederick Dick Butland, a Canadian airman who died in the same accident. A third member of the crew, John William Hughes of the RNZAF is buried in Grave 3, St Mary’s Cemetery, Limavady, Co. Londonderry.