Patrick Francis GOODGER

GOODGER, Patrick Francis

Service Number: 118282
Enlisted: 10 September 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: HQ North Eastern Area Command (RAAF)
Born: Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia, 19 May 1924
Home Town: Beechworth, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tannery Worker
Died: Motor Vehicle Accident, collision with Army Vehicle, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia, Mareeba, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia, 3 March 1945, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Atherton War Cemetery, Queensland
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement 118282
10 Sep 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), RAAF Ground Training Schools
10 Sep 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 118282
3 Mar 1945: Involvement Leading Aircraftman, 118282, HQ North Eastern Area Command (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph Edmund and Elizabeth Goodger, of Ballarat, Victoria.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Leading Aircraftman Patrick Francis Goodger 118282 of 1 MPMU (Number 1 Mobile Parachute Maintenance Unit) was killed in a Motor Vehicle Accident near Rocky Creek

He was a passenger in Weapon Carrier 211418 which was proceeding to Rocky Creek Hospital when it collided with an Army Truck and then skidded across the road and struck an electric transmission line.

207789 CPL Byrnes (discharged October 1945), 130735 LAC Harmer (discharged April 1946) and 139192 LAC Raymond Thomas Bishop (probably A2645 discharged 1964) were injured in the collision.

The driver, 124583 LAC Murray (discharged June 1946), was severely burnt when an electric wire fell across his body while he was assisting one of the injured members from the truck.