James Edward PETERSON


PETERSON, James Edward

Service Number: 14179
Enlisted: 31 January 1924, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Ordinary Seaman (Quartermaster Gunner)
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Born: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , 10 August 1907
Home Town: Frankston, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sailor Professional Naval Officer
Died: Killed In Action, Indian Ocean, 20 November 1941, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geraldton HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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Non Warlike Service

31 Jan 1924: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Boy, 2nd class, SN 14179, HMAS Tingira, Melbourne, Victoria

World War 2 Service

20 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman (Quartermaster Gunner), HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Date unknown: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Seaman

James edward

I wish to tell what happened and my interest in James. Whilst doing family history I typed in the name of one airman lost over England world war 2 his name was Lauritzen. On checking next day what I had typed I did a double take. The wording was James edward pedersen lost at sea Indian Ocean with the date. I did a search and found the details were correct I learned details of him including where born, wife children where she is buried. I have printed the copy which I have kept. James has found closure through me.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James Philip and Naomi Peterson; husband of Victoria Edith Peterson, of Thornbury, Victoria, Australia.

Torpedo-Gunner James Edward Peterson, 34, son of Mr. J. P. C. Peterson, of Prospect, a member of the staff of Parliament House, had been in the  navy for 17 years. Earlier in the war he was in the Waterhen for two years—from the time she entered the Mediterranean until she was blown up.  He was transferred to the Sydney after a month's holiday. Mr. Peterson. sen., is a vicepresident of the ex-Naval Men's Association. Torpedo-Gunner Peterson was married with four children. His wife is at present in Frankston (Victoria).