William Stephen POWELL

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POWELL, William Stephen

Service Number: 406813
Enlisted: 26 April 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Pontypridd, Wales, 7 July 1922
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 1 October 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 406813
26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Isaac Baden Powell and Gwladys Elizabeth Powell of Victoria Park, WA

 

13SQN RAAF Lockheed Hudson A16-243 was lost in the Koepang, Timor area - all crew were killed:

Flying Officer Paul Coles Gunson 407436

Sergeant Francis Peter Kemp 406871

Flying Officer Geoffrey Vernon Boynton 409020

Flying Officer John Edward Alcock 408056

Sergeant William Stephen Powell 406813