South Yorkshire Times, March 3, 1945
Flight Sergeant Killed
Mr and Mrs G. Wheeliker of 16 Wheatley Street, Denaby Main, received news last weekend that their son Flight Sergeant Gordon Kenneth was missing on active service. This was quickly followed on Sunday morning by another telegram, which stated he was reported killed.
Flight Sergeant Wheeliker would have been 23 in April.
Before his voluntarily enlistment three years ago, he was employed with the surveyors in the Parkgate seam of Denaby colliery.
He had been on service abroad for just over 12 months and had seen service in Italy as a navigator and wireless operator. The last his parents heard from him short time ago was that he was on a ferry service in North Africa, but had again volunteered for active service.
He obtained his training in Canada, Mr and Mrs Wheeliker have four other sons serving with the forces.
Flight Sergeant (Navigator/Wireless Op.)
Gordon Kenneth Wheeliker
Service Number 1681705
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Son of George and Mary Wheeliker, of Denaby Main, Yorkshire.
HABBANIYA WAR CEMETERY6. E. 10.
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