Sergeant David Edward William ROXBURGH

Service No: 421397
Born: Burwood NSW, 22 April 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 79 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 79 Squadron Spitfire aircraft EE834), near Bacchus Marsh VIC, 26 May 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman William and Ethel Dorothy Roxburgh, of Orange South, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Manly NSW
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a non-operational flight in formation to 15,000 feet on 26 May 1943, Spitfire EE834 flown by Sergeant Roxburgh crashed at the Parwan Coalmine 12 miles south of Bacchus Marsh and he was killed.


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, 163/158/292; A9845, 274

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