World War 11 Casualties
Lynch Henry Charles
Henry Charles was a Steward on H.M.A.S. 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 4 March 1942. A total of 138 of her company were lost out of 151 officers and men including her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Robert Rankin and all officers
Stephen Maxwell was
an Able Seaman with H.M.A.S. Sydney 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 by shellfire
see Stephen Maxwell
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