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Fenton Gordon Kenneth



Born 17th Masrch 1925 of Leary’s Lane Claremont Tasmania was a member of the crew of H.M.A.S. Australia.

From November 1943 to September 1944, AUSTRALIA was involved in bombarding enemy held islands in the South West Pacific, prior to allied assaults, from Cape Gloucester in the New Britain area to Morotai in the Netherlands East Indies.

On 21 October 1944, after bombardments in Leyte Gulf in the Philippines , “ Australia ” was hit by a Japanese suicide plane. Six officers and 23 ratings were killed and her Commanding Officer, Captain E.F.V. Dechaineaux DSC RAN, later died of wounds. Nine officers, 52 ratings and one AIF soldier were wounded.

Gordon Kenneth Fenton was one of the ratings killed in this incident.








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