Mervyn William Cecil JOHNS


JOHNS, Mervyn William Cecil

Service Number: 407242
Enlisted: 17 August 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 12 August 1919
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Technical High School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor Sea, 27 December 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide Technical High School Old Scholars WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 407242
17 Aug 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
17 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
27 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 407242, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-210 of Number 2 Squadron was shot down off the south coast of Timor and all of the crew were killed.  They are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Pilot Officer John Frederick Nixon 401142 - Son of George and Lavinia Mary Nixon & Husband of Frances Margaret Nixon of Forbes, NSW

Sergeant Donald Lawson Tyler 416160 - Son of John Lawson Tyler and Charlotte Caroline Tyler & Husband of Willette Tyler of Unley, SA

Sergeant Jack Douglas Horseman 416339 - Son of Stanley and Muriel Mildred Horseman of Torrensville, SA

Sergeant Keith Ross 416192 - Son of Andrew George and Elsie Agnes Ross of Kensington Park, SA

Flying Officer Mervyn William Johns 407242 - Son of Cecil Barklay Johns and Anna Johns & Husband of Jean Catherine Johns of Adelaide, SA