Robert Allan WYATT

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WYATT, Robert Allan

Service Number: PA. 2222
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Seaman
Last Unit: Royal Australian Navy
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, H.M.S. Anking, Indian Ocean, 4 March 1942, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Henley Beach Council WW2 Honour Roll and Addendum
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World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Seaman, SN PA. 2222, Royal Australian Navy
Date unknown: Involvement Royal Australian Navy

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Biography

News (Adelaide, SA: 1923 - 1954) Friday 17 April 1942

Grange Seaman Reported Missing

Ordinary Seaman Robert Allen Wyatt, 19, has been reported missing as a result of enemy action. He is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wyatt, of Grange. Leaving the Islington shell annexe, he joined the Navy six months ago and trained at Flinders depot. He was subsequently posted to a gun crew on a ship which visited Singapore. The vessel got out of Singapore, but details of the action involving its loss have not been disclosed.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128555718 (nla.gov.au)

News (Adelaide, SA: 1923 - 1954) Friday 1 February 1946

8 S.A. Seamen Now Presumed To Be Dead

MELBOURNE. - Twenty-four members of the Royal Australian Navy, who were previously reported missing with the loss of H.M.S. Anking, are now presumed to have lost their lives on March 4, 1942. They include eight South Australians.

H.M.S. Anking was lost in a naval action south of Java on March 4, 1942. In the same action the Australian sloop Yarra was lost.

The South Australians were:— Ordinary Seamen Cyril Allen Frederick Jeffery, Adelaide; Angus Colin McPhee, East Marden; John Edward Oldfield, Norwood; James Malcolm Paterson, Aldgate; Ernest Edwin Smith, Semaphore; John Ryberg Swanson, Kangaroo Island; Eric James Watson, Tailem Bend; and Robert Allan Wyatt.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128348904 (nla.gov.au)

 

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