Beachport Naval Mine Memorial

Details

Location Millicent Road, Beachport, South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A coastal observation tower constructed of stone and cement, with stainless steel safety rails. Two bronze plaques are affixed to the sheltered wall. Approximately 2 kilometres from Beachport on the Millicent Road.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Face: Top plaque:

R.A.N. LogoABLE SEAMEN W.L.E.DANSWAN AND T.W.TODDLOST THEIR LIVES ON THE ADJACENT BEACHWHEN A GERMAN MINE THEY WERE DESTROYING EXPLODED14TH OF JULY 1941.THESE WERE THE FIRST CASUALTIES DUE TO ENEMY ACTIONON AUSTRALIAN SOIL IN WORLD WAR 11ERECTED BY BEACHPORT NATIONAL TRUST1971

 

Lower plaque:

Insignia of the Royal Australian Naval ReservePort Adelaide Division

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Beachport Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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Names

Showing 2 people of interest from memorial

TODD, Thomas William

Service number PA439
Able Seaman
HMAS Torrens (Depot) / HMAS Encounter (Shore)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 18 Apr 1911

DANSWAN, William Leonard Edward

Service number 20548
Able Seaman
HMAS Torrens (Depot) / HMAS Encounter (Shore)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 16 Mar 1918

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