LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Royce Charlton SHADDOCK

Service No: 39793
Born: Renmark SA, 15 October 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 July 1941
Unit: No. 1 Mobile Works Squadron, Coomalie Creek NT
Died: Ground Accident, Darwin, 16 October 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ilbert John Stedeford Shaddock and Laura Francisca Caroline Shaddock; husband of Jean Shaddock, of Port Lincoln, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Berri SA
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

While conducting a routine service on a tractor on 15 October 1942, at 1545 hours Corporal Shaddock received fatal burns when an electrical short ignited a nearby petrol container. He died at about 0200 hours on 16 October 1942 at No. 1 Medical Receiving Station.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
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, 163/161/117

Bibliography:

Croft, I. (Ian) We Prepared the Way: RAAF Airfield Construction Squadrons, db Publishing, Mandurah WA 6210, 2006
Wilson, D. (David) Always First: the RAAF airfield construction squadrons 1942-1974, Air Power Studies Centre Canberra ACT 2600, 1998

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