James Temple PHILPOT

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PHILPOT, James Temple

Service Numbers: 1084, 403532
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Kensington
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, 24 November 1918
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Analytical Chemist
Died: Flying Battle, off the coast of France - target Milan, Italy, 24 October 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Lithgow War Memorial, Lithgow War Memorial, Lithgow War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1084, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Kensington
10 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 3rd Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 1084, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1084, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1084, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1084, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Bomb wounds right ankle and left thigh.
22 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Infantry Battalion
25 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW left arm
25 Jul 1916: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 403532
1 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
1 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
1 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 403532, No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
24 Oct 1942: Involvement Sergeant, No. 50 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

SERGT. J. T. PHILIOT.
Wounded in action at the Dardanelles, is the youngest son of Mr. ad Mrs. W. T. Philpot, of Lithgow. He is 20 years of age, took a great deal of interest in military matters from an early age; was a Lieutenant in the senior cadets, and went to England with the Coronation Cadets. 
"Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Philpot that their son "Jim," who was slightly wounded in the Dardanelles fighting, has been invalided to London. The local lad is evidently convalescent,  otherwise the journey would not have been undertaken.

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John Thomas Philpot and Millicent Hannah Philpot of Lithgow, NSW

Lancaster R5691 of 50SQN RAF was shot down off the coast of France near Meuvaines, Caen after take-off on a daylight bombing mission, target Milan, Italy

Sergeant Cumberland 403644 RAAF & Sergeant Philpot 403532 RAAF were buried in Bayeux Cemetery after their bodies washed ashore.  The body of Sergeant Gregg 404420 RAAF was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial