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RAAF De Havilland Mosquito A52-609 at Coomalie, NT (State Library of SA [PRG 1435/4/1], 1945)
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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:417678
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Date of Birth:20 September 1921
Place of Birth:Woodville, SA, Australia
Date of Death:29 January 1944 (Aged 22 years)
Units:No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF
No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF
No. 10 Squadron, RAF †
No. 19 Operational Training Unit, RAF
No. 1652 Conversion Unit, RAF

NAA: A9301, 417678

1939-45 Star
Air Crew Europe StarDefence Medal1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


20 June 1942Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 4 Initial Training School, RAAF.
10 October 1942Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
15 October 1942Posted to No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF, Ballarat.
5 April 1943Posted to No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF, West Sale.
29 April 1943Promoted to Sergeant.
30 April 1943Posted to No. 4 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Mitcham.
18 May 1943Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
25 May 1943Embarked at Sydney.
7 July 1943Disembarked United Kingdom.
Posted to No. 11 Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre, RAF.
27 July 1943Posted to No. 19 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
6 October 1943Posted to No. 1652 Conversion Unit, RAF.
29 October 1943Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
14 December 1943Posted to No. 10 Squadron, RAF.

Burial Details

Panel:Panel 262.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 8 inches 172.72 cm
Weight: 136 lbs 61.69 kg
Chest Measurement: 31 / 34 inches 78.74 / 86.36 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, TREBILCOCK COLIN ERIC : Service Number - 417678 : Date of birth - 20 Sep 1921 : Place of birth - WOODVILLE SA : Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE : Next of Kin - SOMERVILLE E, A9301, 417678.

Record updated on 18 September 2017.


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