Phillip Carlisle HAY


HAY, Phillip Carlisle

Service Number: 408105
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 30 November 1909
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Malaya, 26 January 1942, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hutchins School WW2 Honour Roll, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 408105

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Philip Carlisle Hay 408105 RAAF and Flight Sergeant George Ewen R/65737 RCAF of 36SQN RAF were killed when Vickers Vildebeest K4108 was shot down near Endau, Malaya - their bodies were not recovered and they are commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

Squadron Leader Willmott 37927 RAF survived the loss and was able to evade capture

(First flown in 1928 the RAF Vickers Vildebeest was a large single-engined biplane used as a light bomber - the last few examples in service were flown against invading Japanese forces in Singapore and Java in early 1942)