Biography

Birth date: 10 September 1914
Final rank: Group Captain
Service number: 147 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • No. 22 Squadron
  • No. 456 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 456 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: No. 22 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: No. 456 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

003602

1940-02-25. PORT MORESBY - FLYING OFFICER K.M. HAMPSHIRE WINNING HOP, STEP AND JUMP AT A.A.C. SPORTS. (NEGATIVE BY N. TRACY).

003602

003603

1940-02-25. PORT MORESBY - F/O K.M. HAMPSHIRE, WINNING HOP-STEP AND JUMP AT A.A.C. SPORTS. (NEGATIVE BY N. TRACY).

003603

003628

1940-02-25. PORT MORESBY - F/O K.M. HAMPSHIRE, NO. 11 SQUADRON, RAAF BELT-MAN IN AIR FORCE TUG-OF-WAR TEAM, A.A.C. SPORTS. RAAF SURVEY FLIGHT. (NEGATIVE BY N. TRACY).

003628

003676

Flying Officers 260275 Godfrey Ellard Hemsworth, and 147 Keith Macdermott Hampshire, both of No 11 Squadron, RAAF, shown flying between Cairns and Port Moresby. FO Hemsworth went missing whilst on a flight on 6 May, 1942 while serving with 20 Squadron, RAAF and has no known grave. FO Hampshire...

003676

014890

1943-05-24. NEW GUINEA. WING COMMANDER KEITH MCD. HAMPSHIRE, OF PERTH, (CENTRE), WHO WAS AWARDED THE D.S.O. FOR GALLANTRY IN NEW GUINEA. ALTHOUGH WOUNDED IN THE LEG WHEN HIS AIRCRAFT WAS HIT BY ACK ACK FIRE, HAMPSHIRE DROVE HOME THE BOMBING ATTACK ON THE JAPANESE, AND LATER INSISTED.

014890

P00603.024

MOUNT MARTHA, VIC., 1943-12. 3RD UNIT COMMANDERS' COURSE, RAAF STAFF SCHOOL. LEFT TO RIGHT; FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ALAN CHARLES GRAY, SQUADRON LEADER (SQN LDR) HILDER, SQN LDR SYMONS, SQN LDR MACDONALD, SQN LDR GRIFFITHS. FRONT ROW: FLYING OFFICER YOUNG, SQN LDR WOODMAN, SQN LDR HUBBARD, WING COMMANDER...

P00603.024

Timeline

Date of birth 1914-09-10
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1937-01-10
Other units 1937-12 No 2 Squadron.
Date promoted 1937-12-16 Pilot officer.
Date promoted 1938-01-16 Flying officer.
Other units 1939 Specialists Signal Course - RAF College, Cranwell, UK.
Date promoted 1939-09-01 Flight lieutenant.
Other units 1940-01 No 12 Squadron.
Other units 1940-06 Signals Officer RAFF Station Darwin.
Date promoted 1941-01-01 Squadron leader.
Other units 1941-05 Area Signals Officer Northern Command Headquarters, Townsville.
Other units 1941-09-18 Commanding Officer No 6 Squadron.
Other units 1942-02-09 Commanding Officer No 23 Squadron.
Date promoted 1942-10-01 Wing commander.
Other units 1942-12-03 Commanding Officer No 22 Squadron.
Other units 1943-12-14 Commanding Officer No 456 Squadron.
Date promoted 1944-07-01 Temporary group captain.
Other units 1944-12 Transport Command RAF.
Other units 1945 School of Air Transport.
Other units 1945-05 RAF Staff Course.
Other units 1945-07 Transport Command Headquarters.
Date of discharge 1946-04-29