Gold Coast - AHS Centaur Memorial

Details

Location Point Danger, Boundary Street, Coolangatta, Gold Coast - Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Memorial fountain

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 14 May 1993
Inscription

MAY 14 1943
A.H.S.• CENTAUR• BUILT GREENOCK • 1924
BATTLE FOR NEW GUINEA
WAU BITOI RIVER
BOBDUBI RIDGE MUBI WAIPALI GUADAGASAL
THE PIMPLE

PORT MORESBY
CENTAUR WAS BUILT FOR THE OCEAN STEAMSHIP COY. (BLUE FUNNEL LINE, LIVERPOOL U.K). IN EARLY 1943 CENTAUR WAS CONVERTED TO A HOSPITAL SHIP. ON HER SECOND VOYAGE FROM SYDNEY TO NEW GUINEA. SHE WAS TORPEDOED BY THE JAPANESE SUBMARINE NO 1-177 AT 4.10AM OF MAY 14TH. 1943 OFF STRADBROKE ISLAND. CENTAUR SANK IN LESS THAN THREE MINUTES. OF THE 332 PERSONS ON BOARD ONLY 64 SURVIVED AFTER CLINGING TO RAFTS AND DEBRIS FOR 34 HOURS. THEY WERE RESCUED BY THE DESTROYER USS MUGFORD.

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

CAVANAGH, Richard Carlyle

Service number SX15374
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 13 Nov 1921

O'DONNELL, Alice Margaret

Service number VFX11...
Sister
Born 15 Jun 1901

UPTON, George Henry

Service number QX23626
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 31 Jul 1915

DUTFIELD, Cyril Clyde

Service number NX54970
Warrant Officer Class 1
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Feb 1905

PHILLIPS, Norman Edward

Service number QX42276
Sergeant
Born 25 May 1917

ADAMS, Margaret Lamont

Service number V15479
Captain
2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Dec 1913

LEASK, Harold Medcalf

Service number NX27346
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 20 Jun 1910

WILSON, George Albert Theodore

Service number NX40214
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 31 Dec 1913

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