Donald Craig FARMER

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FARMER, Donald Craig

Service Number: 416251
Enlisted: 28 April 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Mildura, Victoria, 3 September 1922
Home Town: Angaston, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Angaston Primary, Nurioopta High & Scotch College
Occupation: Bank Clerk (Bank of Adelaide)
Died: Killed in Action (air combat), Penfoei, Timor, 9 July 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Angaston HB2 District of Angaston WW II*, Angaston WW1 & WW2 War Memorial*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Nuriootpa M2 - Nuriootpa High School WWII Old Scholars Memorial*, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery, Yorketown War Memorial*
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World War 2 Service

28 Apr 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, South Australia
28 Apr 1941: Involvement Aircraftman, SN 416251, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
9 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 416251, No. 1 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
Date unknown: Involvement Leading Aircraftman, SN 416251, No. 1 Squadron (RAAF), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography

Donald Craig FARMER was born on 3rd September 1922 in Mildura, Victoria

His parents were Donald FARMER and Maud Alice LAXTON

He was living in Angaston, SA when he enlisted in Adelaide on 28th April, 1941 - his posting on death was 55 Operational Base & had previous service with the College Cadet Corp.  His brother Ralph Henry FARMER also served (RAN)

Flt/Sgt Farmer enlisted at Adelaide SA on 28 April 1941 and was killed in action when the aircraft in which he was a Wireless Air Gunner (WAG) flew into a mountain near Penfoei during a bombing raid on Timor on 9 July 1943. He was flying a Hudson A16-195 at the time

Memorial details: Ambon War Cemetery, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia - Grave Coll. grave 7, B 10-14 &

He is also listed on the Roll of Honour in Angaston, South Australia & The Australian War Memorial

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