Jack MAWDSLEY

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MAWDSLEY, Jack

Service Number: 407367
Enlisted: 14 September 1940, Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Aircraft / Repair / Salvage Depots
Born: Kent Town, SA, 21 January 1921
Home Town: Lobethal, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer's Union Woodside
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands East Indies, 12 January 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Ambon Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

14 Sep 1940: Involvement Sergeant, SN 407367
14 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407367, Aircraft / Repair / Salvage Depots, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Eveline Imelda Mawdsley, of Lobethal, South Australia.

Mrs. E. I. Mawdsley, of Lobethal, has been advised by the Air Board that her only son, Sgt. Jack Mawdsley. R.A.A.F. who has been missing I believed killed, for over four years, Is now presumed to have lost his life in air operations on January 12,1942. He was a wireless operator air gunner, and his aircraft was shot into the sea while attacking an enemy surface craft near Kema, N. Celebes. He enlisted on April 1, 1940, at the age of 19 and trained at Somers, Ballarat and Evans Head. At the completion of his training he was posted to No. 2 Squadron, Laverton, Victoria. His squadron left for overseas on December 8, 1941. Before his enlistment he was employed by the SA Farmers' Union at Woodside, and was a member of St. John Ambulance Brigade  (Lobethal division).

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