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Oliver Alan Henry

 

Born 19th June 1923 at Koonya Tasmania to Edward and Mary Kathleen Oliver, Alan was only 18 when he enlisted and was posted to HMAS Sydney.

He was listed as an Ordinary Seaman 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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