Leading Aircraftman Patrick Francis GOODGER

Service No: 118282
Born: Yackandandah VIC, 19 May 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 September 1942
Unit: No. 1 Mobile Parachute Maintenance Unit, Mareeba QLD
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, near Mareeba QLD, 3 March 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Atherton War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph Edmund and Elizabeth Goodger, of Ballarat, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Beechworth VIC
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 3 March 1945, Leading Aircraftman Goodger, a Fabric Worker, died of injuries received when a weapon carrier in which he was travelling collided with an Army truck at Rocky Creek, 10 miles from Mareeba. The RAAF Members involved and the Army member killed in the accident were:

Corporal Clement Arthur (24842) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 21 February 1946
Leading Aircraftman Raymond Thomas Bishop (A2645) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 10 January 1964
Corporal Allan Ernest Blenman (NX153450) (Australian Army Provost Corps) Killed
Corporal Stephen Dennis Byrnes (207789) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 17 October 1945
Corporal Francis James Edgerton (57030) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 11 March 1946
Leading Aircraftman Patrick Francis Goodger (118282) Fatally injured, Died; 3 March 1945
Leading Aircraftman Ronald George Harmer (130735) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 23 April 1946
Leading Aircraftman William Stuart Murray (124583) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 28 June 1946
Corporal Sidney Walter Pope (24933) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 19 December 1945


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/16/573

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