1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Air Force
World War II (1939-1945)
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Canberra ACT

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Canberra ACT
Address (at enlistment)
Jardine Street, Kingston ACT
School(s) Attended
Telopea Park School, Canberra High School (1934-1940)
Public servant
Next of Kin
Thomas Trevillian (father), Jardine Street, Kingston ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
N243364, 433881
Final Rank
Flight Sergeant
Final Unit
5 Service Flying Training School


Trevor Trevillian's father arrived in Canberra after World War 1 to work at the Power House. Trevillian enlisted with 3 Battalion (also referred to as the Werriwa Regiment, a militia battalion) on 28 November 1941. He arrived in Port Moresby in May 1942 and served on the Kokoda Track from 5 September 1942 at Ioribaiwa, Imita Ridge, Templetons Crossing and Oivi with 7 Platoon, A Company of the 3rd Battalion until November 1942. When 3 Battalion was disbanded in 1943 he enlisted with the RAAF on 3 June 1943.

Trevillian trained as a pilot at No.10 Elementary Flying Training School at Temora before embarking for Canada in March 1944 as part of the Empire Air Training Scheme. However, shortly afterwards the scheme was wound back as the need for pilots lessened and Trevillian returned to Australia in 1945. When he was discharged in October 1947 he was attached to the No.5 Service Flying Training School at Uranquinty NSW.

After the war Trevillian married and he and his family lived in Reid. He studied at night school and qualified as a draftsman, going on to work for the Division of National Mapping in the Department of National Development. For a number of years he was responsible for the compilation of maps for ANARE (the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) and an island was later named in his honour. Trevillian Island is off the coast of MacRobertson Land, Australian Antarctic Territory (coordinates 67 degrees 38 minutes South, 62 degrees 42 minutes East).


WWII Nominal Roll
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967
The Canberra Times - 27 November 1934, 25 January 1943
Val Emerton, 'Past Images Present Voices', 1996
Colin Kennedy, 'Port Moresby to Gona Beach. 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion 1942', 1992
NAA RecordSearch - Series B884 (Citizen's Military Forces Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947)
NAA RecordSearch - Series A9301 (RAAF Personnel files of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and other ranks, 1921-1948)
NAA RecordSearch - Series A6237 (Exhibits of the Commission of Inquiry into Japanese Forces), Exhibit 69
Information provided by Betty Trevillian

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