Dugald John WATSON


WATSON, Dugald John

Service Number: 417914
Enlisted: 18 July 1942, Adelaide
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 466 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Newcastle, NSW, 22 October 1923
Home Town: Plympton, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Newcastle High School
Occupation: Technical trainee at BHP
Died: Flying Battle, Kirkham Grange, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 9 April 1945, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, North Yorkshire, England
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Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Jul 1942: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 417914
18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 417914, No. 466 Squadron (RAAF), Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Watson, of Prospect, South Australia.

Flying Officer Dugald John Watson, R.A.A.F., only son of Mr. Harry Watson, formerly of Mayfield East, and now of Chalres Street, Plympton, South Australia was killed in action on April 8 as a result of air operations.  He was captain of a Halivax aircraft on an operational flight.  The plane crased at Kirkham Grange, Driffiled, Yorkshire, during a landing.

He was educated at Newcastle High School and was later a technical trainee at the B.H.P.  He left Australia with the R.A.A.F. in 1942.