Louis Anton (Nick) GYSS


GYSS, Louis Anton

Service Number: 22598
Enlisted: 15 November 1938, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Petty Officer Stoker
Last Unit: HMAS Vampire I
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 7 July 1920
Home Town: Royal Park, South Australia
Schooling: Alberton Public School and Port Adelaide Central School
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed In Action , To Be Determined, Bay of Bengal, 9 April 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Plymouth Naval Memorial Lost at sea - Panel 73, Column 2., Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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Non Warlike Service

15 Nov 1938: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 2/c, SN 22598, HMAS Cerberus (Shore), Melbourne, Victoria
12 Apr 1939: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 2/c, HMAS Hobart

World War 2 Service

14 Sep 1939: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, HMAS Hobart
23 Jan 1941: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Leading Stoker, HMAS Cerberus (Shore), For six months before joining H.M.A.S. Wollongong for eight weeks.
30 Sep 1941: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Leading Stoker, HMAS Vampire I
1 Jan 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer Stoker, HMAS Vampire I
9 Apr 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer Stoker, SN 22598, HMAS Vampire I, RAN Operations - 'SW Pacific / Indian Ocean 1941-43'

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Petty Officer Dies On Active Service
Mrs. Gyss, of Palm avenue, Royal Park, has been notified of the death on April 12 [9th] of her husband, Stoker Petty Officer Louis Anton Gyss, 21, as a result of enemy action.
Petty Officer Gyss joined the Navy in August, 1939, and after training at Flinders Naval Depot saw active service. He was promoted to the rank of petty officer last year.
Petty Officer Gyss was educated at Alberton and Port Adelaide Central Schools. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Gyss, of Royal Park. - The News, 21 April 1942 (nla.gov.au).