Biography

Birth date: 27 February 1916
Final rank: Wing Commander
Service number: 256 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: No. 33 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 33 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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WALES. C. 1944-08. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS (HRH), THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, WITH GROUP CAPTAIN G. H. BOLLAND, RAF (LEFT) AND 256 WING COMMANDER J. M. HAMPSHIRE DFC, COTTESLOE, WA (RIGHT), THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 461 SQUADRON RAAF AT RAF STATION PEMBROKE DOCK. THE DUKE HAD VISITED ALL PARTS OF THE...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1916-02-27
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1938-01-17 Air cadet.
Date promoted 1938-12-17 Pilot officer.
Other units 1939-01-01 No 6 Squadron.
Date promoted 1939-06-17 Flying officer.
Other units 1939-09-25 No 11 Squadron.
Date promoted 1940-09-01 Flight lieutenant.
Other units 1942-02-26 Temporary Commanding Officer No 33 Squadron.
Other units 1942-08-05 Commanding Officer No 30 Squadron.
Other units 1942-08-21 Temporary Commanding Officer No 41 Squadron.
Date promoted 1942-10-01 Squadron leader.
Other units 1943-11-22 Air Force Headquarters, Melbourne.
Date promoted 1943-12-01 Wing commander.
Other units 1944-01-10 Overseas Headquarters, London.
Other units 1944-01-26 Commanding Officer No 461 Squadron.
Other units 1944-11-30 Attached Headquarters Coastal Command, UK.
Other units 1945-02-08 Pembroke Dock.
Other units 1945-03-10 No 11 Personnel Depot and Repatriation Depot, UK.
Other units 1945-06-11 No 2 Personnel Depot, Bradfield Park, NSW.
Other units 1945-08-27 No 8 Personnel Depot, Perth.
Date of discharge 1945-08-28