Peter Stokes SEPPELT

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SEPPELT, Peter Stokes

Service Number: PA2351
Enlisted: 28 July 1941
Last Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS Perth (I) D29 WW2
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 27 June 1916
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action , Sunda Strait, Indonesia, 1 March 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lost at Sea HMAS Perth and USS Houston overwhelmed by a superior Japanese Naval Force
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Freeling War Memorial, Great Western WW2 War Memorial, Greenock War Memorial Cairn, Tanunda War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

28 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy
28 Jul 1941: Enlisted Port Adelaide
28 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, SN PA2351, HMAS Torrens (Depot) / HMAS Encounter (Shore), Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia, Home Port / Depot - HMAS Torrens
8 Aug 1941: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, HMAS Cerberus (Shore), 8th August 1941 to 11th December 1941 at HMAS Cerberus
12 Dec 1941: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, HMAS Perth (I) D29 WW2, Posted 12th December 1941 until Killed in Action on HMAS Perth 1st March 1942
1 Mar 1942: Wounded Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, SN PA2351, HMAS Perth (I) D29 WW2, Killed in Action - Peter Stokes Seppelt was killed in Action when the HMAS Perth was struck by Japanese torpedos and sunk during the Battle of Sunda Strait on 1st March 1942

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Camillo Pedro and Winifred Stokes Seppelt, of Woodside, South Australia. Oenology Degree