Charles John DUMAS

DUMAS, Charles John

Service Number: 407615
Enlisted: 7 December 1940, Adelaide
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 223 Squadron (RAF)
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 18 March 1919
Home Town: St Peters (SA), Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Technical High School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Bank Teller
Died: Flying Battle, Middle East, 10 August 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Alamein Memorial - Column 263.
Memorials: Adelaide Technical High School Old Scholars WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Municipality of St Peters Citizens Who Have Enlisted Roll of Honour, St Peters All Souls Anglican Church Stained Glass Window WW2, Sydney Commonwealth Bank Adelaide WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

7 Dec 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
7 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 407615
10 Aug 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 407615, No. 223 Squadron (RAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edmund Russell Dumas and Gertrude Diosma Dumas, of St. Peters, South Australia.

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Dumas of Payneham road. St. Peters, have been notified that their son, PO Charles John Dumas, 23. previously reported missing in air operations in the Middle East on August 10, lost his life on that date. PO Dumas was accepted for the RAAF on June 24, 1940. and left for training in Southern Rhodesia on March 7, 1941. He received his commisson as PO on August 26, 1941, and was attached to a RAF strategical reconnaissance unit. He had over three years' military service with the 10th Battalion in South Australia. PO Dumas was a teller in the Commonwealth Bank His only brother. F/Sgt K. R Dumas, is attached to the RAF in India.