Roscoe Napier Bunning GAYFER

GAYFER, Roscoe Napier Bunning

Service Number: 400556
Enlisted: 15 September 1940
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Chiltern, Victoria, Australia, 7 November 1920
Home Town: Chiltern, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: Chiltern State School & Wangaratta High School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Burma, 1 October 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, (Burma)
Plot AII, Row D, Grave 18
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Chiltern War Memorial Gates, Wangaratta High School War Memorial Gates
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World War 2 Service

15 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 400556, Melbourne, Victoria
15 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, 400556
1 Oct 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, 400556, No. 1 Squadron (RAAF), Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Roscoe Napier Bunning GAYFER was born on 7th November, 1920 in Chiltern, Victoria

His parents were Roscoe Napier GAYFER & Jessie Muriel BUNNING who married in Victoria in 1915

His father Roscoe served in WW2 (SN V371995) discharged  in 1945 & 3 of his brothers also served in WW2

1. Keith Bunning GAYFER (SN VX48339) discharged in 1946

2. Neil Bunning GAYFER (SN VX95362) discharged in 1946

3. Walter Bunning GAYFER (SN VX 72456) discharged in 1946