Raymond Owen VENNING

VENNING, Raymond Owen

Service Number: S6116
Enlisted: 23 November 1941, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS Kuttabul (Shore)
Born: Pinnaroo, South Australia, Australia, 4 June 1923
Home Town: Pinnaroo, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1 June 1942, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Necropolis, CofE, Naval Section 4, Grave 827 , Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Garden Island Naval Base HMAS Kuttabul Memorial, Pinnaroo War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

23 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, S6116, HMAS Cerberus (Shore), Sydney, New South Wales
23 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Seaman, S6116
1 Jun 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, S6116, HMAS Kuttabul (Shore)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Norman Edgar Venning and Annetta Lois Jenner of Pinnaroo, South Australia. Brother of Percy Alan Venning, Lois Esther Venning and Eric Norman Venning

Raymond was serving on HMAS Kuttabul which was attacked and sunk by a Japanese midget submarine which had slipped into Sydney Harbour on the night of 31 May 1942

HMAS Kuttabul was used mainly as an accommodation ship for naval personnel who were waiting to join their ships.

Raymond was one of the 21 Naval personnel who lost their lives when Kuttabul was sunk.