Maxwell Edwin COLEBROOK DFM

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COLEBROOK, Maxwell Edwin

Service Numbers: 442156, O5895
Enlisted: 20 May 1944
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Perth, Western Australia , 8 May 1926
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Kalamunda State School, WA & Hale School Perth
Occupation: Traveller & Storekeeper
Died: Flying Battle, Korea, 13 April 1952, aged 25 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, Gympie Memorial Lane Murals, Ipswich Korean War Memorial, Korea United Nations Memorial Cemetery Wall of Remembrance, Lithgow War Memorial, Wembley Downs Hale School Honour Roll 2, Wembley Downs Hale School Memorial Grove
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World War 2 Service

20 May 1944: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 442156
16 May 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 442156

Korean War Service

25 Feb 1951: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN O5895
25 Feb 1951: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN O5895, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
9 Mar 1952: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN O5895
5 Jun 1952: Honoured Distinguished Flying Medal
5 Nov 1953: Honoured US Air Medal

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Maxwell Edwin COLEBROOK was born in Perth, Western Australia on 8th May, 1926

His parents were Edwin Herkest Claude COLEBROOK (known as Claude Edwin) & Ivy Mabel KENWORTHY who married in Perth in 1918