World War 11 Casualties
Fowler Cedric Allan
Private Cedric Allan Fowler was one of the 2/12 Field Ambulance drivers that perished on the “Centaur”
On the 14th May 1943 the hospital ship “Centaur” was travelling from Sydney to Cairns when she was sunk by a Japanese submarine south of Moreton Island off the Queensland Coast. There were 332 people on board including Private Fowler. Only 64 survived.
The above photo with its red crosses clearly shows she was a hospital ship.Private Fowler is commemorated on the Sydney Memorial Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney.
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