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Edwards Eric


Born Smithton Tasmania to Edwin Harry and Maggie Florence Edwards Leading Steward Eric Edwards was serving on board HMAS Yarra the Royal Australian Navy sloop sunk by a Japanese cruiser squadron in a gallant but hopeless defence of her convoy in the Indian Ocean south of Java on 4th March 1942.


A total of 138 of her company were lost including her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Robert Rankin






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