Henry Arthur APPS

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APPS, Henry Arthur

Service Number: S4701
Enlisted: 14 October 1940, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Stoker
Last Unit: HMAS Parramatta (II)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1 May 1924
Home Town: Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Mediterranean Sea, 27 November 1941, aged 17 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - At sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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World War 2 Service

14 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 2/c, SN S4701, HMAS Rushcutter, Sydney, New South Wales
17 Nov 1940: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 2/c, HMAS Cerberus
3 Feb 1941: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 2/c, HMAS Parramatta (II)
14 Oct 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, HMAS Parramatta (II)
27 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, SN S4701, HMAS Parramatta (II), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by Margaret Hope

Henry was the much loved son of Lauretta & David APPS of Mascot who was born on 1 May 1922. Henry put up his age by 2 years when he enlisted on 14 Oct 1940. He was just 17½ years old when he went down with HMS Parramatta. RIP

"...S4701, Stoker Henry Arthur Apps, HMAS Cerberus, of Mascot, NSW. Stoker Apps enlisted on 14 October 1940 and later served with HMAS Parramatta II. He was killed in action on 27 November 1941, when HMAS Parramatta II was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by the German submarine U-559. He was aged 19." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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