Service Number: 416107
Enlisted: 29 March 1941, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 458 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: North Adelaide, SA, 17 August 1921
Home Town: Medindie, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: St Peter's College, Adelaide
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Prisoner of War, Germany, 19 April 1945, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

29 Mar 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
29 Mar 1941: Involvement Warrant Officer, SN 416107
Date unknown: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Warrant Officer Class 1, No. 458 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Shielaw, Medindie, have been advised that their twin son, Warrant Officer John Gow Shierlaw was kille on April 19 by cannon-fire from Allied aircraft during a strafing attack on a marching column of prisoners of war three days after their release from a prison camp near Bremen.  He was buried at Gresse, near Luneberg, in Germany.