Aircraftman Class I Leonard George ROSE

Service No: 52228
Born: Tatura VIC, 21 November 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 March 1942
Unit: No. 75 Squadron
Died: Injuries from an Air Raid: Kokoda and Milne Bay, Fall River PNG, 8 September 1942, Aged 18 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James George Sydney and Mabel Florence Rose, of Tatura, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Tatura VIC
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 8 September 1942, Aircraftman Class I Rose, a Guard at Fall River, New Guinea, died of wounds received when his machine gun post was bombed by enemy aircraft. Also killed in this action was Aircraftman Class I Allen Robert Dowton (64948).


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, 163/158/354

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