Robert Colin RIDDELL

RIDDELL, Robert Colin

Service Numbers: 77587, 77587
Enlisted: 6 August 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 1 Air Observers School Cootamundra
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 18 December 1919
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Trap Moulder
Died: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 9 November 1990, aged 70 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Warrill Park Lawn Cemetery, Qld
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World War 2 Service

6 Aug 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 77587
23 Mar 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 77587
Date unknown: Involvement Leading Aircraftman, 77587, No. 1 Air Observers School Cootamundra

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Robert was the fourth of seven children of Robert Joseph Riddell (born 1890 in Gympie, QLD) and Alice Butler (born 1888 in Gympie, QLD). Robert Snr was a Miner in Gympie in December 1912 when he and Alice married. They later moved to Ipswich, QLD where Robert Snr was a Miner.

Robert was a Trapmaker in Maryborough QLD in June 1940 when he married Florence Sutton (born 1918 in Brisbane, QLD), In August 1942 Robert enlisted in the RAAF and was a Leading Aircraftman (Service No:77587) attached to  1 Air Observer School when he was Discharged in March 1945.

Robert and Florence lived in Maryborough, QLD, Robert died in 1990 and Flrence in 2012.