Roger Leigh EATON


EATON, Roger Leigh

Service Number: 410471
Enlisted: 30 January 1942, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 142 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, 21 August 1918
Home Town: Canterbury, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Carey Baptist Grammar School (1931-32)
Occupation: Shipping Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Mediterranean Sea, 5 August 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lost at Sea Malta Memorial Floriana Panel 11 Column 2. Local Roll of Honour- Camberwell Victoria Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Malta Memorial, Floriana
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 410471
30 Jan 1942: Enlisted Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12 Nov 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
15 Jan 1943: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 410471, Emb. Melbourne for U.K.
12 May 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
7 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 410471, No. 142 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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142 Squadron. Plane was Wellington MKX HK 629 lostr near Messina Beaches, Sicily

Rank - Flight Sergeant

Son of Sydney Alexander Eaton and Hilda Minnie Eaton, of Canterbury, Victoria