Flying Officer John Gouinlock Anderson (416624) served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Second World War. He was the son of John Gouinlock Anderson and Margaret Williamina Maitland Anderson of Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.
Flying Officer Anderson died on 13th July 1943 aged 24 years old. At the time, he flew in Northern Ireland with RAF No. 7 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit.
On 13th July 1943, he was the Navigator in Vickers Wellington HF838 that took 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.
John Gouinlock Anderson’s grave is in Grave 15, Christ Church Churchyard, Drumachose, Co. Londonderry. He lies next to Frederick Dick Butland, a Canadian airman who died as a result of the same incident. A third member of the crew, John William Hughes of the Royal New Zealand Air Force is buried in Grave 3, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Limavady, Co. Londonderry.