LAC Raymond Charles Bowes 135466

Squadron/s457 SQN
Rank On Discharge/Death Leading Aircraftman (LAC)
Mustering / SpecialisationWireless Operator
Date of Birth17 May 1925
Date of Enlistment02 Jul 1943
Date of Death08 Apr 2012
Contributing Author/sSteve McGregor
Updated by Vince Conant June 2013
The Spitfire Association

Ray was born 17/5/25 in Lewisham NSW.

He enlisted into the RAAF on the 2/7/43 during his stint in the service he was a wireless operator with 10 MFU on Morotai Island. Discharged 2/4/46

Service Record
Name - BOWES, RAYMOND CHARLES
Service - Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number - 135466
Date of Birth - 17 May 1925
Place of Birth - LEWISHAM, NSW
Date of Enlistment - 2 Jul 1943
Locality on Enlistment - EARLWOOD
Place of Enlistment - SYDNEY, NSW
Next of Kin - BOWES, L
Date of Discharge - 2 Apr 1946
Rank - Leading Aircraftman
Posting at Discharge - CANBERRA
WW2 Honours and Gallantry - None for display

Prisoner of War - No

Obituary Record

Born in Australia on 17 May 1925
Passed away in Kingsgrove, Australia on 8 April 2012
Late of Kingsgrove
Aged 86 years

RAAF Service Number: 135466

BOWES, Raymond Charles
April 8, 2012.
Dearly loved husband of Cath (decd), loving father of Gerard (decd), Helyn, Michael, Russell and Chris and their families.

RAYS Funeral Service was held on Monday (April 16, 2012) in Mary, Mother of Mercy Crematorium Chapel of Rookwood Catholic, at 10.30 a.m.

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on April 11, 2012




Ray's Application for Enlistment

Completion of 105 Telegraphists Course

Conduct Record


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