Paul Gordon ROYLE

ROYLE, Paul Gordon

Service Number: 42152
Enlisted: 1 January 1939
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: Royal Air Force
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 17 January 1914
Home Town: South Perth, South Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes, Perth, Western Australia, 23 August 2015, aged 101 years
Cemetery: Pinnaroo Valley Chapel & Crematorium
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World War 2 Service

1 Jan 1939: Enlisted Royal Air Force , SN 42152
Date unknown: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 42152, Royal Air Force

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Lieutenant Paul Gordon Royle 42152 was captured at Fontaine aux Pires in France on the 18th of May 1940 when his Blenheim aircraft crash-landed

He was #57 in the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944 - of the 76 escapees, 73 were captured and 50 of those captured were murdered by the Gestapo

Upon the passing of Paul Royle on 23 August 2015, aged 101, the only remaining survivor of the 1944 escape was Dick Churchill until his death on 15 February 2019