David Edward William ROXBURGH

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ROXBURGH, David Edward William

Service Number: 421397
Enlisted: 1 February 1942
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 79 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Burwood, New South Wales, Australia, 22 April 1923
Home Town: Strathfield, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia, 26 May 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 421397
1 Feb 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 79 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Norman William and Ethel Dorothy Roxburgh of Orange South, NSW

 

Sergeant Roxburgh from 79SQN RAAF was on a training flight in Spitfire aircraft EE834 when it crashed near Parwan coalmine, south-west of Bacchus Marsh, Victoria (mentioned in the book "A Call To Arms" a memoir by Arthur Gately who mis-spelt the name as "Roxborough")