Keith Ellwood CLARKSON DFM

CLARKSON, Keith Ellwood

Service Number: 408969
Enlisted: 21 June 1941
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 805 Squadron (RAN)
Born: Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, 27 August 1922
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Pilot
Died: Killed In Action, Korea, 5 November 1951, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, Gympie Memorial Lane Murals, Ipswich Korean War Memorial, Korea United Nations Memorial Cemetery Wall of Remembrance, Lithgow War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

21 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 408969, Melbourne, Victoria
21 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 408969
24 Jul 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 408969, Operational Training Units (RAF), No. 8 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit RAF (8 OTU) RAF Fraserburgh Coastal Command
26 Jul 1945: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant

Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant, SN 408969, No. 805 Squadron (RAN)
31 Aug 1951: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant, SN 408969, No. 805 Squadron (RAN), RAN Operations - Korea
5 Nov 1951: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant, SN 408969, No. 805 Squadron (RAN), RAN Operations - Korea

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Biography

Enlisted in RAAF as  Keith (Ellwood) Clarkson  - National Archives of Australia file  A9300, CLARKSON K E

Discharged from RAAF at own request 24 Jul 1945 to join RAN

Enlisted in Navy as Keith [Elwood] Clarkson - National Archives of Australia file A6769, CLARKSON K E

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