John Louis Ward BETSON

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BETSON, John Louis Ward

Service Number: 409887
Enlisted: 7 November 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 100 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Northampton United Kingdom , 11 March 1916
Home Town: Harrow, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Truck driver
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 23 September 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Coll. Grave 18. A. 9-12
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 409887
7 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 409887, No. 1 Initial Training School Somers
7 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 409887, No. 100 Squadron (RAAF)
2 Dec 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 409887, Embarked Melbourne for United Kingdom
15 Apr 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
9 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 409887, No. 100 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed

John Louis Ward BETSON was born in Northampton, England on 11th March, 1916

His parents were John Thomas Henry BETSON & Ida WARD who married in Northampton in 1918

He married Olive Maud GUTHERIDGE in Victoria in 1938