John Edward ALCOCK


ALCOCK, John Edward

Service Number: 408056
Enlisted: 17 August 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Deloraine, Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, 30 January 1918
Home Town: Deloraine, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 1 October 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

17 Aug 1940: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 408056, Australia's Northern Periphery
17 Aug 1940: Enlisted Aircraftman, SN 408056, Aircrew Training Units
1 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John Reginald and Ida Victoria Alcock of Launceston, Tasmania


13SQN RAAF Lockheed Hudson A16-243 was lost in the Koepang, Timor area - all crew were killed:

Flying Officer Paul Coles Gunson 407436

Sergeant Francis Peter Kemp 406871

Flying Officer Geoffrey Vernon Boynton 409020

Flying Officer John Edward Alcock 408056

Sergeant, William Stephen Powell 406813