Flight Lieutenant John ELLIS

Service No: 407497
Born: North Peckham, England, 23 July 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940 (at Adelaide SA)
Discharged from the RAAF: 7 July 1943
Unit at Discharge: No. 4 Embarkation Depot
Died: 22 March 1944, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Mabel Ellis; husband of Rona Dorothy Ellis, of Adelaide.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Supplementary Panel 13, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1620 hours on 21 October 1941, No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF) Blenheim aircraft 6297 crashed near Buressa Sesse Island, Lake Victoria, and the three crew members were all seriously injured and admitted to the Entebbe Hospital, Uganda.

The crew members of 6297 were:

The crew members of Blenheim 6297 were:

Pilot Officer Robert Foster Brown (407357) (Observer) Discharged from the RAAF: 11 January 1946
Flight Lieutenant John Ellis (407497) (Wireless Air Gunner) Discharged from the RAAF: 7 July 1943
Pilot Officer George Stacey Hodges DFC (407429) (Pilot) Discharged from the RAAF: 26 September 1945


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/30/40

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