Kennerley Birch KINGSTON

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KINGSTON, Kennerley Birch

Service Number: 400386
Enlisted: 20 August 1940
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , 6 October 1921
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Injuries (Self inflicted wound), Mornington, Victoria, Australia, 13 March 1947, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Wall 2 - Section AA - Niche 613
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Warrant Officer, SN 400386
20 Aug 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 400386
20 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
20 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 400386
8 Aug 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 400386, No. 1 Squadron (RAAF), Prisoners of War
16 Feb 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 400386

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Warrant Officer Kingston 400386 of 8SQN / 1SQN was taken prisoner on Java by the Japanese in February 1942 and was held in POW camps in Thailand, Burma and at Fukuoka in Japan

After his liberation in September 1945 he returned to Melbourne and was receiving treatment at Heidelberg Military Hospital prior to his untimely death