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Brothers born Newtown Tasmania to Stephen Cornelius and Esther Evelyn Lynch of Moonah Tasmania , both enlisted and were killed with the loss of their ships.  

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 Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast H.M.A.S. Sydney disappeared, almost with a trace.

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

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