Service Numbers: F329/10, F329
Enlisted: 2 September 1939
Last Rank: Leading Telegrapher
Last Unit: HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)
Born: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 11 January 1910
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Prisoner of War - Executed by the Japanese, Matupi Island, New Guinea, 8 October 1942, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Bita Paka War Cemetery, Bita Paka, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mosman Park Memorial Rotunda
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World War 2 Service

2 Sep 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman, F329/10
3 Sep 1939: Involvement F329
8 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Leading Telegrapher, F329, HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman, F329/10

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Cecil John Trewelyan Mason 263679 RAAF of 20SQN and Leading Telegraphist Roy Woodroffe F329/10 RAN of HMAS Brisbane were executed by the Japanese after being captured in the Rabaul area (Namatanai / Feni Island) behind Japanese lines while working for Australian Naval Intelligence - 24 July 1942.

Flying Officer Mason is commemorated on the Rabual Memorial and LS Woodroffe RAN is buried in the Bita Paka War Cemetery, PNG (Woodroffe’s personal possession, a gold ring, was used to identify his remains and was forwarded to his family post-war)

Four USAAF Airmen were also executed - Pilot Massey (Maisey) of Chicago & Bombardier King, Arthur C from crashed aircraft 24 May 1942 at Wide Bay + Captain Peace O34206 (Pease, Harl Junior O-395206) of New England & Photographer Chikowsky (Sergeant Czechowske, Chester M 6915712) of Chicago parachuted from B17 E41-4239"