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Alcock John Edward

Service Number 408056 Death Date  1/10/1942 Place of Death Timor Cause of Death Flying Battle Burial Northern Territory

 

 

 

408056 Flying Officer (FO) John Edward Alcock from Launceston Tas. FO Alcock, a pilot serving in No. 13 Squadron RAAF was killed flying over Timor on 1 October 1942. FO Alcock has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial in the Adelaide River War Cemetery.

Mrs J. R. Alcock, Launceston, has been notified that her son, F-Officer John Alcock, has been reported missing as the result of air operations on October 1. F-Officer Alcock was educated at the Launceston High School, and enlisted in the Air Force in August, 1940. He gained his commission in January. 1942, and was promoted flying officer in August. Before enlisting he was a member of the staff of the Bank of New South Wales. Hobart.

Member of the Forces

ALCOCK. On October 1, 1942, on active service over Timor, Flt-Lt John Edward Alcock (land crew), dearly beloved eldest son of the late Mr J. R. Alcock. Dairy Plains and Deloraine, and Mrs Alcock, 3 Everest Place. Launceston.

The Mercury 29 April 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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