Lindsay Eric Shaw KNOWLES

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KNOWLES, Lindsay Eric Shaw

Service Number: 456
Enlisted: 16 January 1939
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 18 August 1917
Home Town: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: University Student (on enlistment)
Died: Flying Battle, Tobruk, 22 November 1941, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya
Plot 15, row F, grave 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

16 Jan 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Air Cadet, SN 456
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 456
20 Oct 1939: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
20 Apr 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
15 Jul 1940: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 456, Emb. Sydney for Egypt
23 Aug 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 456, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
1 Jul 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
14 Aug 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 456, No. 71 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
15 Sep 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 456, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
22 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

KIA over the Tobruk-El Adem area flying Tomahawk AN410 with Number 3 Squadron RAAF

Has an entry in the publication "Those Other Eagles" by Christopher Shores

 

Son of Sir George Shaw Knowles, Kt., C.B.E., M.A., LL.M., and of Lady Knowles (nee Bennett), of Applethorpe, Queensland, Australia.