Flight Sergeant Frank Lorne ROBERTSON

Service No: 428608
Born: Artarmon NSW, 5 January 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 November 1942
Unit: No. 626 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wickenby
Died: Air Operations: (No. 626 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LM136), North Sea, 21 July 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Foxton Robertson and Jessie Sophia Harriek Robertson, of Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Former Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Head Office Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

Lancaster LM136 took-off from Station Wickenby on 20 July 1944 to bomb rail yards at Courtrai, West Belgium. The aircraft crashed in the North Sea and all the crew members were killed. Flight Sergeant Robertson’s body was washed ashore. All the others have no known grave.

The crew members of LM136 were:

Flying Officer Keith Cedric Binnie (423602) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Derek John Stanley Clarke (1600718) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John McBean Meaney (1573695) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Frank Lorne Robertson (428608) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Harold Leslie Stevens (1263452) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer William David Wilson (142063) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Thomas Woodhouse (1324803) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)


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, 166/36/318
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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