Dennis St George Greaves OATES


OATES, Dennis St George Greaves

Service Number: 052768
Enlisted: 30 December 1952
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: RAAF Base Squadron (Butterworth)
Born: Hyderabad, Deccan, India., 11 November 1920
Home Town: North Perth, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: Bishop Cotton School & St Josephs College, Bangladore, India, Hong Kong University, Cambridge Senior School, UK re
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Illness, British Military Hospital, Hong Kong, 10 July 1959, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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30 Dec 1952: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 052768
27 Aug 1954: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
27 Aug 1957: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant
10 Jul 1959: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, RAAF Base Squadron (Butterworth)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Dennis St George Greaves OATES was born in Hyderabad,India on 11th November, 1920

His parents were Reginald Thomas OATES & Agnes Louise HOME who married on 25th April, 1900 in Madras, India

He married Beatrice Ethel Grace (Betty) COX on 29th October, 1947 in Hyderabad -  two known children, George Reginald Greaves OATES &  Ronald William Greaves OATES 

Previous service:

He served in the Hyderabad Army in India from 1939 to 1951  and later came to Australia and enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in Western Australia on 30th December, 1952

Dennis died from Illness in the British Military Hospital in Hong Kong on 10th July, 1959

His burial place is unknown