John McGhie PEAK

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PEAK, John McGhie

Service Number: 23368
Enlisted: 7 July 1939, Fremantle, Western Australia
Last Rank: Stoker
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Born: Bunbury, Western Australia, 14 June 1922
Home Town: Boyanup, Capel, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Indian Ocean, 20 November 1941, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lost at Sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boyanup War Memorial, Geraldton HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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Non Warlike Service

7 Jul 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 3/c, SN 23368, HMAS Cerberus, Fremantle, Western Australia

World War 2 Service

20 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, SN 23368, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"23368 Stoker John McGhie Peak of Boyanup, WA. Enlisting in the RAN in July 1939, Stoker Peak was killed on board HMAS Sydney II when it was sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran on 20 November 1941." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)