Frank Howard ELLIS

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ELLIS, Frank Howard

Service Number: 417167
Enlisted: 31 January 1942
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit Mildura
Born: Tanunda, South Australia, Australia, 13 August 1919
Home Town: Port Noarlunga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Welder and Sheet Metal Worker
Died: Aircraft accident, Yarram, Victoria, Australia, 13 April 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Mildura (Nichols Point) Public Cemetery, Victoria
War Graves Plot C. Row A. Grave 2, Mildura Public Cemetery, Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Morphett Vale War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 417167, No. 4 Initial Training School Victor Harbor
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 417167
23 May 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, No. 4 Initial Training School Victor Harbor
12 Jun 1942: Transferred Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, No.1 Elementary Flying Training School Parafield
14 Jan 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, No. 5 Service Flying Training School Uranquinty
9 Mar 1943: Transferred Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, No. 2 Operational Training Unit Mildura

Aircraft Accident

Private Casualty Advices
Mrs. D. M. Ellis, of Port Noarlunga, has been advised that her husband, Sgt. Pilot Frank Howard Ellis, 23, was killed as a result of an aircraft accident on April 13, at Mildura. He enlisted in 1941 and was called up in January, 1942.
Before enlisting, Sgt. Pilot Ellis was employed by T. J. Richards and Sons. He was
the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Ellis, of Tanunda. His brother, Sgt. Pilot
Reg. Ellis, is in England with the RAAF.

The Advertiser Thursday 22 April 1943 page 6

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Sydney Bruce and Minna Helena Ellis

Husband of Doreen May Ellis of Port Noarlunga, SA

 

Killed in the loss of Kittyhawk aircraft A29-119 of Number 2 Operational Training Unit which crashed near Yarrara, Victoria