TEEDE, Walter Henry “Sandy”
Service Number – 16774.
Rank – Flight Sergeant.
Unit / Division – Royal Australian Air Force.
Enlistment Date – 10 June 1940.
Date of Birth- 21 October 1913.
Place of Birth- Bunbury, W. A.
Address on Enlistment – Bunbury, W. A.
Next of Kin on Enlistment – Father- Joseph Binfield Teede, Mother- Elsie Maud Teede, both of Bunbury, W. A.
KIA / Mortally Wounded –
Date – 25 June 1943.
Place – Belgium.
Age at Death – 29.
Burial Location / Commemoration Details – Haasrode Churchyard, Oud – Heverlee, Vlaams – Brabant, Belgium ( Grave No. 5 ).
Sandy Teede was born in Bunbury on the 21 October 1931, being the 3rd child of 5 boys and 1 girl. He was educated at Bunbury Central Primary School and Bunbury Senior High School, completing his education in 1929.
Sandy was employed as a clerk in a solicitors office and was a very keen sportsman. He excelled as a rower, being selected in the West Australian Eight which won the Kings Cup in 1938. Prior to National Titles, he had lived and trained in Perth for 6 months and returned to Bunbury after the victory. He had also been an active swimmer and a hockey player.
Sandy joined the RAAF in 1939 as a clerk and in 1940 transferred to aircrew training. After successfully gaining his pilots wings he was posted to England as a bomber pilot.