Service Number: 407144
Enlisted: 22 June 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 100 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Aberdeen, South Australia, Australia, 8 August 1910
Home Town: Whyalla (Formerly Hummock's Hill), Whyalla, South Australia
Schooling: Burra Boys School, South Australia
Occupation: Building Contractor
Died: Flying Battle, Gasmata, Dutch New Guinea, 5 September 1943, aged 33 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Burra High School Avenue of Memory, Rabaul Memorial, Whyalla Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

22 Jun 1940: Involvement 407144
22 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 407144, Adelaide
22 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 407144
5 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 407144, No. 100 Squadron (RAAF)
24 Dec 1943: Honoured Mention in Dispatches

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Roy Herbert WOOLLACOTT was born on 8th August, 1910 in Aberdeen, South Australia

His parents were Thomas Henry WOOLLACOTT & Nellie Pearson WESTMORELAND who married in Victoria in 1908

He married Myrtle Sylvina Mary STUBING in South Australia in 1935

He enlisted in Adelaide on 22nd June 1940 and served with the Royal Australian Air Force - his last rank was Flight Lieutenant with the 100 Squadron

Roy died on 5th September, 1943 during a Flyiing Battle at Gasmata - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Rabaul Memorial to the Missing


His brother Thomas Henry Hillam WOOLLACOTT (SN SX18743 served in the Australian Army during WW2 and died on 20th January, 1943

Another brother Robert Pearson WOOLLACOTT (SN S42945) enlisted but nothing more is known