Birkenhead HMAS Sydney (II) D48 Memorial Back to Search

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Location Corner Semaphore Rd / Fletcher Rd, Birkenhead, Port Adelaide Enfield - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A bronze plaque affixed to the face of a granite boulder that in turn is set on a concrete slab, the reverse of the boulder is cut and polished with the title in gold leaf

Built Plaque donated by Mrs. Elma Wylie & Keith Shegog, (author of "Lost- But Not Forgotten") In memory of her late brother Able Seaman Robert Francis Coleman ex-RAN.
Opened 19 November 2005 by Mayor of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Fionna Barr
Inscription

Plaque:

HMAS SYDNEY

Effigy of the ship

South Australians missing in action 19th Nov. 1941.

 

HMAS Sydney 11 sunk with total loss of 645 Officers and men after engaging and destroyingthe German raider Kormoran off the Nth. West Coast of Western Australia.

This memorial commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of WW2.

Plaque donated by Mrs. Elma Wylie & Keith Shegog, (author of "Lost- But Not Forgotten")

 

In memory of her late brother Able Seaman Robert Francis Coleman ex-RAN.

Unveiled by theMayor of the City of Port Adelaide EnfieldFionna Barrand The President of the Port Adelaide subsection,Naval Association of Australia Harley Doyle JP

19th November 2005

 

"Lest we Forget"

Back:

HMAS SYDNEY 11D48MEMORIAL

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Port Adelaide Council.

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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Names

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WINDHAM, Russell Bertram

Service number 23889
Born 15 Nov 1920

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STANDISH, George Frederick

Service number 21807
Leading Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 3 Mar 1921

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BURROWES, Douglas James

Service number PA1679
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 28 May 1920

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COPPIN, George William

Service number 24581
Steward
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 28 Dec 1922

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CAUDLE, Douglas William

Service number PA1873
Leading Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 18 Apr 1921

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SCHMIDT, Alan Hartley

Service number 24468
Ordinary Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 10 May 1923

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KING, Allen James

Sub Lieutenant
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 16 Sep 1915

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MORRIS, Raymond Keith

Service number 23906
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 8 May 1921

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