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Ronald Shafto ADAIR

Regimental number134
Date of birth22 May 1893
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter and turner
Addressc/o John Hamilton Adair, Fort Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.9
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, John H Adair, Fort Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Wide Bay Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Private, 21 February 1916; acting 1st Class Air Mechanic, 16 November 1916; 1st Class Air Mechanic, 1 January 1917; acting Corporal, 1 September 1917; 2nd Lieutenant, 5 December 1917; Flying Officer, 5 December 1917; Lieutenant, 5 March 1918.

Appointments held: 1st AFC, 21 February 1916; 17th Squadron, RFC, 21 April 1916; 67th Squadron, 16 November 1916; No 3 Sch. Mil. Aero., 15 September 1917; 21st Training squadron, 10 October 1917; 58th Squadron, RFC (attached for instruction), 7 November 1917; 195th Squadron, RFC, 31 December 1917; 57th Squadron, RFC, 16 January 1918; 23rd Training squadron, 10 February 1918; posted to Palestine Brigade (40th Wing), 17 February 1918; 1st Squadron, AFC, 19 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ascanius', 19 February 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 29 September 1919.

Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Shafton.
Date of death27 June 1960
Age at death67
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAIR Ronald Shafto

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