World War 11 Casualties
Service Number ON21552 Death Date 20/11/1941 Place of Death HMAS Sydney Cause of Death Presumed Killed in Action
Born 14th February
1920 at Pioneer Tasmania to John William and Claire May Absolom and was
was a Leading Stoker when on 19th November 1941, following a battle
with the German raider, HSK Kormoran in the
The loss of the Sydney with its full war complement of 645 remains to this day Australia’s worst ever naval disaster and one of its greatest wartime mysteries..The only confirmed relics found were a lifebelt and a Carley life float damaged
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