William Lloyd BRILL DSO, DFC & Bar

BRILL, William Lloyd

Service Numbers: N5483, O21977, 402933
Enlisted: 5 January 1939
Last Rank: Group Captain
Last Unit: RAAF Canberra
Born: Ganmain, New South Wales, Australia, 17 May 1916
Home Town: Grong Grong, Narrandera, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 12 October 1964, aged 48 years
Cemetery: Woden (Canberra) Public Cemetery, ACT
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World War 2 Service

5 Jan 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, N5483
10 Nov 1940: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, N5483
11 Nov 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Group Captain, O21977
11 Nov 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
12 Oct 1964: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Group Captain, O21977
12 Oct 1964: Involvement Group Captain, O21977, RAAF Canberra
Date unknown: Involvement 402933

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Group Captain William Lloyd Brill O21977 (402933) enlisted in the RAAF on 11 November 1940 and finished WW2 as the Commanding Officer of 467 (Lancaster Bomber) Squadron RAAF

WW2 Honours and Gallantry: Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), Distinguished Flying Cross and bar (DFC & Bar)

Allocated service number 402933 - after 1948 he was allocated O21977 to replace his wartime number

Still serving in 1964 when he passed away in Canberra while posted to Department of Air (DEFAIR)

(NB: for personnel who continued serving post 1947 the WW2 Nominal Roll records their date of death as their discharge date)

He served in the Australian Army from 5 January 1939 to 10 November 1940 as a Corporal with 21 Light Horse Regiment (CMF) Service Number N5483

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