Harry Shepherdson ASHBOLT


ASHBOLT, Harry Shepherdson

Service Number: 415064
Enlisted: 23 June 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Nedlands, Western Australia, 7 April 1922
Home Town: York, York, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 15 April 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, York Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 415064
23 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Frederick and Lillian Charlotte Ashbolt of York, Western Australia

RAAF Beaufighter aircraft A19-178 of Number 31 Squadron went missing off the coast of Timor - both crewmen were reported killed: Flight Sergeant Ernest Joseph Hiskins 410058 & Flight Sergeant Harry Shephardson Ashbolt 415064

Both men are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT