Robert John LETCHER


LETCHER, Robert John

Service Number: 416437
Enlisted: 23 June 1941, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Semaphore, SA, 17 November 1918
Home Town: Millswood, City of Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Vacuum Oil Company
Died: Flying Battle, England, 22 January 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery
Plot 39 Sec H Row C Grave 253
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

23 Jun 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 416437
23 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 416437, Adelaide, SA
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Thorold Roy and Doris Phoebe Letcher, of Adelaide, South Australia

Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Letcher, of Irwin avenue, Millswood Estate, have been notified that their eldest son. F/Sgt. Robert Jonn Letcher, 25, lost his life on January 22 as the result of an aircraft accident. F/Sgt. Letcher was navigator of a Wellington which crashed
Over Somerset, England, while on a non-operational flight. He served eight months in England. Before enlistment he was employed in the Adelaide office of the Vacuum Oil Company. His youngest brother. Sgt. L. E. Letcher is also attached to the RAAF in England as a wireless-air gunner and his other brother, Gnr. D. R. Letcher, is serving with the AIF in New Guinea.