Sergeant Raymond George Marafu ROGET

Service No: 400333
Born: Kerang VIC, 4 November 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940
Unit: No. 460 Squadron, RAF Station Breighton, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations: Bombing Technique (No. 460 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z1383), France, 22 June 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of the Revd. Henry Hunter Roget and Flora Mary Roget; husband of Gweneth Muriel Roget, of Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Armadale VIC
Remembered: Panel 108, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wellington Z1383 took off from RAF Breighton at 2247 hours on the night of 21 June 1942 to carry out a mine laying operation in French waters off Lorient. The bomb load was Assembly 1PDM7, Assembly 22, and 2 x 250 GPTD. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Four aircraft from the squadron took part in the mission. Post war it was established that all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of Z1383 were:

Flight Sergeant Robert John Buckingham (400578) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frederick Roy Martin (403479) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant William Stalker McQueen (403277) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant James Moores (798533) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert George Marafu Roget (400333) (Observer)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/158/306


Firkins, P. C. (Peter Charles) (441386) Strike and Return, Westward Ho Publishing City Beach WA, 1985

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