Richard Arthur VON DER GROEBEN

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VON DER GROEBEN, Richard Arthur

Service Number: 404793
Enlisted: 8 November 1940, Brisbane
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 18 September 1916
Home Town: Gladstone, Gladstone, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental (air crash), Shelford, England, 13 July 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Shelford Cemetery
Grave ref. 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

8 Nov 1940: Enlisted Brisbane
13 Jul 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 404793, No. 50 Squadron (RAF), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography

Richard Arthur VON DER GROEBEN was born on 18th Sept. 1916 in Brisbane, Queensland

His parents were Robert Arthur VON DER GROEBEN and Ruby Olive BUCKBY who married in Queensland in 1914

He enlisted with the RAAF on 8th November 1940

Richard died in an air accident on 13th July 1942 in England and is buried in St Peter and St Paul Churchyard Extension, Shelford, Nottinghamshire, UK - Posting at discharge was with the 50 Squadron where he was a Sergeant - Service No. 404793

He is listed on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Brisbane

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2703673/VON%20DER%20GROEBEN,%20RICHARD%20ARTHUR (www.cwgc.org)

MEMORIAL PAGE & Cemetery information

http://www.raafdb.com/view_casualty.asp?id=10851 (www.raafdb.com)

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