Keith Ellwood CLARKSON DFM

CLARKSON, Keith Ellwood

Service Number: 408969
Enlisted: 21 June 1941, Melbourne, Victoria
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: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
No known grave - Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, Korean War Memorial (Ipswich, Qld), Lithgow War Memorial, Memorial Lane Murals (Gympie, Qld)
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World War 2 Service

21 Jun 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 408969
21 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 408969, Melbourne, Victoria
24 Jul 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 408969, 8 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
26 Jul 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant, No. 805 Squadron (RAN)
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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