Douglas William Charles SMITH


SMITH, Douglas William Charles

Service Numbers: 21204, 24204
Enlisted: 28 March 1940, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Engine Room Artificer IV
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 8 March 1917
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Indian Ocean, 20 November 1941, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lost at Sea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Birkenhead HMAS Sydney (II) D48 Memorial, City of Port Pirie WW2 Memorial Gates, Geraldton HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea, Port Pirie Navy Memorial, Whyalla Memorial Wall, Whyalla Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

28 Mar 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, SN 21204, Melbourne, Victoria
28 Mar 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer, SN 24204
20 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Engine Room Artificer IV, SN 21204, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

21204 Engine Room Artificer 4th Class Douglas William Charles Smith, RAN. Enlisting on 28 March 1940, he served aboard the HMAS Sydney II. He was killed in action, aged 24, on 20 November 1941 when HMAS Sydney sunk off the Western Australian coast while battling with the German auxiliary cruiser, HSK Kormoran, which also sank..." - SOURCE (