BEATTIE, Roy McDowall

Service Number: 404228
Enlisted: 19 July 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 20 August 1920
Home Town: Lagoon Pocket, Gympie Regional Council, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Borneo, Malaysia, 2 July 1945, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gympie WW2, Imbil War Memorial, Kandanga Cemetery Memorial, Lagoon Pocket Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

19 Jul 1940: Enlisted SN 404228, Brisbane, Queensland
19 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 404228
20 Jul 1940: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 404228, No. 142 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
2 Jul 1945: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 404228, No. 24 Squadron (RAAF), Borneo - Operation Oboe July - August 1945

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"404228 Flying Officer (later Flight Lieutenant) Roy McDowall Beattie RAAF, 142 Squadron, RAF, of Gympie Qld, ...Distinguished Flying Medal. Flt Lt Beattie was lost on operations over Borneo on July 2, 1945, while flying with 24 Squadron, RAAF. He is buried in the Labuan War Cemetery in Malaysia." - SOURCE (