Alan Leslie Colin KERR


KERR, Alan Leslie Colin

Service Numbers: Q185947, 405741
Enlisted: 24 June 1940, Kelvin Grove, Queensland
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Wondai, Queensland, Australia, 28 January 1920
Home Town: Mondure, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 9 May 1944, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q185947, Kelvin Grove, Queensland
24 May 1941: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Corporal, SN Q185947
25 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 405741, Brisbane, Queensland
9 May 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 405741, No. 1 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Beaufort aircraft A9-541 of Number 1 Squadron was shot down during an attack on Penfoie, Dutch Timor - Beaufort A9-509 was lost on the same mission. All of the crew of A9-541 were killed and are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Flight Lieutenant Alan Leslie Colin Kerr 405741 - Son of Hans Peter and Annie Agnes Kerr of Proston, Queensland

Squadron Leader Gilbert Bryce Dart Roxburgh 260656 - Son of Gilbert Handasyde Roxburgh and Eileen Mary Scott Dart Roxburgh of Albury, NSW

Pilot Officer Rowley Lomas 405229 - Son of Rowland Frank and Annie McMurtie Lomas of Mount Morgan, Queensland

Warrant Officer Ronald Keith Jamieson 405739 - Son of Charles Henry and Edith Mary Jamieson of Gatton, Queensland