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Name: Frederick Eugene Gullison Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Service No: R/104187 10 (OTU) Operational Training Unit, RAF. Date of Birth: October 11, 1919 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: July 3, 1941 Place of Enlistment: RCAF Recruiting Station, Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Weight: 147 Complexion Fair: Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Student Marital Status: Single Religion: United Church of Canada Next of Kin: Mary Hilda Gullison (Mother) Parade St., Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: February 8, 1943 Age: 23 Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England Grave Reference: 39. G. 2. The 45th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 166 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 6 Flight Sergeant Gullison was the son of Dr. Frederick Eugene Gullison, M.D., [deceased] and Mary Hilda (Ray) Gullison. He attended Center School between 1926 and 1933; The Yarmouth Academy between 1934 and 1938; and, attended Acadia University between 1938 and 1940 where he completed two years toward a Science Degree in Pre-Dental courses. He left university to join the RCAF. During the summers of 1937, 1938, and 1939 he worked as a Bellboy with Canadian Pacific Railway and in the summer of 1940 he worked as a Clerk at Lakeside Inn, Dayton, Yarmouth Co., NS. While a student he played golf, basketball and enjoyed swimming. Having completed initial training in Canada, he disembarked in England on August 18, 1942 and was taken on strength at 14 Advanced Flying Unit August 29, 1942. He was then transferred to Station Cottesmore in Rutland, England on October 20, 1942 and to No. 10 Operational Training Unit on October 30, 1942, a training unit operated by the Royal Air Force. Flight Sergeant Gullison was killed in an operational training flight on February 8, 1943. The aircraft was a Whitley Bomber (LA 784) out of RAF Abingdon that crashed over Harwell, UK. All four crew members were killed: Flight Sergeant Gullison, Sergeant Stanley Wallis Marshall (Royal Airforce), Sergeant Phillip Gordon Cust (Royal Airforce), and Sergeant Oliver Ormrod Openshaw (Royal Airforce).
Frederick Eugene Gullison