Leading Aircraftman Roy Marsden FREEBURN

Service No: 59866
Born: St Marys NSW, 25 October 1900
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 July 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Recruit Depot, Shepparton VIC
Died: Illness, Bonegilla VIC, 30 May 1943, Aged 42 Years
Buried: Albury War Cemetery NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Alice Jane Freeburn; husband of Myra Ida Kathleen Freeburn, of Brown’s Plains, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Catalina Base Memorial, Rathmines NSW
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

The National Archives record shows Leading Aircraftman Freeburn, a Security Guard at No. 1 Recruit Depot, being a member of No. 9 Squadron, a sub-unit of No. 1 Recruit Depot at Shepparton. As there is only one R M Freeburn recorded as a RAAF World War II casualty, his death appears to be incorrectly attributed as a casualty against No. 9 Squadron at RAAF Station Rathmines NSW. As a result, his name has been entered on the Catalina Base Memorial.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/14/34
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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