James Rupert WILSON

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WILSON, James Rupert

Service Number: 40196
Enlisted: 28 April 1941, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 30 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Oakleigh, Victoria, 24 July 1922
Home Town: Cohuna, Gannawarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Kokoda, Papua New Guinea, 12 October 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

28 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 40196, Melbourne, Victoria
12 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 40196, No. 30 Squadron (RAAF), Papua New Guinea - Kokoda

Genealogy (partial)

Son of James Altimont Wilson and Evelyn Pearl Wilson (née Whitely)
Brother of Winsome Mary Holden (née Wilson) and Wendy Clowes (née Wilson)
Uncle of William Rupert Holden and John James Holden
Great uncle of Nina Winsome Holden and Carlo Altimont Holden

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

416205 Sgt. James Rupert Wilson of No. 30 Squadron RAAF was lost on operations (along with 416205 Sgt Thomas Ian Butterfield (/explore/people/515299)) while flying Beaufighter aircraft A19-68 on a strafing mission over Japanese positions at Kokoda on October 12 1942.