LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Robert Thomas LUFF

Service No: 77647
Born: Nanango QLD, 2 June 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 August 1942
Unit: No. 42 Squadron
Died: Illness, Brisbane QLD, 15 September 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Persimmon Luff and Isabel May Luff, of Roma
Roll of Honour: Roma QLD
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 8 April 1945, Flight Sergeant Luff, a Flight Engineer, was admitted to Mackay District Hospital, dangerously ill with pneumonia. On the 15 September 1945 he died of tuberculosis at Rosemount Repatriation Hospital, Brisbane.

References:

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, 166/25/331

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