ROWAN Percival John 36133

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Percival John Hamilton ROWAN

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 36133 (RAF)
Born: Perth WA, 1916
Enlisted in the RAF: 1938
Unit: No. 40 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 40 Squadron Blenheim IV L8828), off Rotterdam, 10 May 1940, Age Unavailable
Buried: Rozenburg General Cemetery, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: No further information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Supplementary Panel 12, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Flying Officer Rowan was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF who embarked for the UK on 10 January 1938.

On 10 May 1940, No. 40 Squadron Blenheim L8828 operating from Wyton crashed into the sea off Rotterdam and its three crew members were killed. Those members were:

Sergeant George Beardwood (526936) (RAF)
Corporal Temple Frederick Sinclair Clark (535562) (RAF)
Flying Officer Percival John Hamilton Rowan (36133) (RAF) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley, W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume I Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications Leicester, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990
WA Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages on Line