ROBERTS William Claude 81693

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman William Claude ROBERTS

Service No: 81693
Born: Northcliffe WA, 18 July 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1942
Unit: No. 25 Squadron, RAAF Station Pearce WA
Died: Ground Accident, Broome WA, 17 February 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Geraldton War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Claude Llewellyn and Elsie Roberts, of East St. Kilda Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Welshpool WA
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Shooting incident at Cable Beach. LAC Roberts of Operational Base fatally shot during practice.

No. 40 Zone Filter Centre Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 17 February 1944

Funeral of LAC Roberts.

No. 40 Zone Filter Centre Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 18 February 1944

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, 166/36/169