John Irwin VETTER

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VETTER, John Irwin

Service Number: 16954
Enlisted: 24 June 1940
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 42 Squadron RAAF
Born: Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 30 June 1920
Home Town: South Perth, South Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Hale School, Perth
Occupation: Engineering Cadet
Died: Beheaded by captors , Tandjoengprick, Java, Netherland East Indies, Java, Netherlands East Indies, 6 February 1945, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
Jakarta (Ancol) Netherlands Field of Honour, Jakarta (Ancol) Netherlands Field of Honour, Jakarta, Indonesia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Wembley Downs Hale School Honour Roll 2, Wembley Downs Hale School Memorial Grove

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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 16954
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Air Cadet, SN 16954
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 16954

World War 1 Service

14 Oct 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 16954, No. 42 Squadron RAAF

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