William Richard BETTISON

BETTISON, William Richard

Service Number: 416142
Enlisted: 31 March 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: General Reconnaissance School
Born: Yelta, South Australia, 2 January 1919
Home Town: Mallala, Mallala, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student Teacher
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 25 July 2011, aged 92 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Moonta Mines Public School Honour Roll WW2
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World War 2 Service

31 Mar 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 416142, General Reconnaissance School
31 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 416142, Adelaide, South Australia
31 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 416142, General Reconnaissance School
1 Apr 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 416142
18 Sep 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 416142, General Reconnaissance School
Date unknown: Involvement

Bill Bettison

During WWII, whilst stationed at Mallala, he was my father's drill sergeant. After the war he went into teaching and was my grade 7 teacher at Elizabeth South Primary School. It was during that time that he became re-acquainted with my father.

Doug Hooper

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