Alton Neil Goulburn ROBINSON

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ROBINSON, Alton Neil Goulburn

Service Number: 422885
Enlisted: 26 May 1942, Sydney
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia, 19 September 1922
Home Town: Mudgee, Mid-Western Regional, New South Wales
Schooling: Mudgee High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Shell Company Employee
Died: Flying Battle, France, 2 February 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Clichy Northern Cemetery, France
Plot 16, Row 10, Grave 2
Memorials: Mudgee District Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 422885
26 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 422885, Sydney
2 Feb 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 422885, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Alton Neil Goulburn ROBINSON was born on 19th September, 1922 at Gulgong, New South Wales

His parents were John William ROBINSON & Irene Vera BUCHANAN who married in 1913 (reg. in Merriwa, NSW)

He enlisted in Sydney on 26th May, 1942 with the Royal Australian Air Force

Alton died in a Flying Battle on 2nd February, 1945 as the Pilot of a Lancaster Bomber which flew over Karlsruhe in the Siegfried defences and was unable to reach its home base - the entire crew lost their lives

He is buried in the Clichy Northern Cemetery, Plot 16, Row 10, Grave 2 and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Mudgee, NSW

Inscription on his headstone reads:

'A BRAVE, NOBLE LIFE, EVER REMEMBERED BY LOVING FAMILY, MUDGEE, AUSTRALIA"

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