Colin John BEATTY


BEATTY, Colin John

Service Number: 407888
Enlisted: 3 February 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Operational Training Units (RAF)
Born: Orroroo, SA, 6 September 1920
Home Town: Whyalla (Formerly Hummock's Hill), Whyalla, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: Civil Clerk at BHP Whyalla
Died: Flying Battle, Mediterranean Sea, 22 April 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Iron Knob WW2 Honor Roll, Iron Knob War Memorial, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Whyalla Memorial Wall, Whyalla Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 407888, No. 4 Initial Training School Victor Harbor
3 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407888
22 Apr 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407888, Operational Training Units (RAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Malachi Colman Beatty and Viola Louise Margaretha Beatty, of Whyalla, South Australia

Fond of tennis, cricket and golf, he won the Iron Knob Golf Championship in 1938. Before enlisting he had previously topped the State in 3 grades of typewriting and business correnspondence.