Percival Roy BOTHWELL


BOTHWELL, Percival Roy

Service Number: 695
Enlisted: 5 February 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Murree, India, 18 August 1921
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Public Servant
Died: Flying Battle, Tobruk, Libya, 26 November 1941, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Sollum, Egypt
Plot 22. Row A. Grave 2. Local Roll of Honour - Chatswood, NSW
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 695
5 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Air Cadet, SN 695, No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School (2EFTS) Benalla
28 Jun 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
28 Dec 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
24 Mar 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 695, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Bothwell 695 in Tomahawk AM398 of 3SQN was killed when his aircraft was hit by ground fire and crashed while attacking a column of German tanks heading east through Allied lines near Sidi Omar (a book by Bobby Gibbes states that Roy Bothwell flew straight into a tank)

He has an entry in the book "Those Other Eagles" by Christopher Shores