Rowland Rutherford HILL


HILL, Rowland Rutherford

Service Number: 416213
Enlisted: 24 April 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 11 February 1922
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Kings College
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (training air crash), Iwakuni, Japan, 3 December 1948, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Yokohama War Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement
24 Apr 1941: Involvement SN 416213
24 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), Adelaide, South Australia
24 Apr 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
25 Apr 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Empire Air Training Scheme
26 Aug 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 416213, Central Flying School, Empire Air Training Scheme

Occupation Force Japan - BCOF Service

3 Dec 1948: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 416213, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...416213 Flight Lieutenant Rowland Rutherford Hill who was a 19 year old from Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on 24 April 1941. While serving with 77 Squadron RAAF, British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan, he was killed on 3 December 1948 in a Mustang aircraft that crashed while engaged in rocketing practice on the bombing range at Iwakuni, Japan. He is buried in the British Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Yokohama, Japan..." - SOURCE (


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Rowland Rutherford HILL was born in Adelaide, South Australia on 11th February, 1922

His parents were Albert Charles HILL & Emily MATTHEWS who married in South Australia on 30th November, 1910

Rowland married a lady called Phyllis (date & place unknown) - one daughter Margaret - Phyllis was living in Japan