Roger Staniforth CHANDLER

CHANDLER, Roger Staniforth

Service Numbers: QX7415, 435535
Enlisted: 25 January 1940, Taringa, Queensland
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland , Australia, 11 May 1919
Home Town: Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: The Southport School (1930-36) Brisbane Boys College (1936-39)
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, North West Europe, 21 November 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany
Plot 1. Row B. Grave 20., Durnbach War Cemetery, Bavaria, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

25 Jan 1940: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, QX7415, 2nd/2nd Machine Gun Battalion, Taringa, Queensland
6 May 1940: Enlisted
3 Jun 1943: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, QX7415, 2nd/2nd Machine Gun Battalion
4 Jun 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 435535, Brisbane
21 Nov 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 435535, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Roger Staniford CHANDLER was born in Brisbane on 11th May, 1919

His parents were John Beals CHANDLER & Lydia Isabel PARISH

He first enlisted in the Army (QX7415) on 25th Jauary, 1940 and was discharged on 3rd June, 1943 (2/2 Machine Gun Battalion)

He re-enlisted on 4th June 1943 with the RAAF (435535)

Roger died on 21st November, 1944 in a Flying Battle in North West Europe and is buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

His brother Keith John CHANDLER (SN 405296) RAAF of the 14 Service Flying Training School died on 20th August, 1942