Frederick George BIRCHALL

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BIRCHALL, Frederick George

Service Number: 252031
Enlisted: 16 December 1940, Called up while working in Sydney
Last Rank: Squadron Leader
Last Unit: 1 POW Contact and Enquiry Unit
Born: Cheshire, England, 10 February 1901
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Godley School, Cheshire, England
Occupation: Shipping Executive
Died: Killed (On duty), Java, Netherlands East Indies, 17 April 1946, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
Plot V1, Row B, Grave 4, Jakarta War Cemetery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Squadron Leader, SN 252031
16 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 252031, Called up while working in Sydney
16 Jun 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
1 Oct 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant
1 Jul 1944: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader
2 Sep 1945: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 252031, Embarked for Morotai
17 Apr 1946: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 252031, 1 POW Contact and Enquiry Unit
Date unknown: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 252031

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Harriet Birchall of Hyde, Cheshire, England.

Employed by McDonald Hamilton & Co, of Sydney

Medals: Pacific Star

Also served with the Montgomery Yeomanry with the rank of Trooper; Royals Welsh Fusiliers 9th Battalion; British Occupation Army in Germany

Qualified in Mathmatics, Economics, Commercial Law. Spoke French and German

Sports - Gymnastics

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Three Australian servicemen were ambushed and murdered by Indonesian rebels 30 miles south of Buitenzorg, Java, NEI on the 17th of April 1946 (now known as Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia)

They were investigating the fate of Australian servicemen in the area as members of the Australian War Crimes Investigation Unit / Prisoner of War Contact and Enquiry Unit

Flight Lieutenant Hector Murdoch McDonald 120571 RAAF

Squadron Leader Frederick George Birchall 252031 RAAF

Captain Alastair Norman MacKenzie VX74 Australian Army

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Unknown aircraft went down 30 miles from South Buitenzorg, Java