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Putman Albert Edward





Studio portrait of 24374 Ordinary Seaman (OD) Albert Edward Putman, HMAS Sydney. A native of Launceston, Tasmania, he enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy on 22 May 1940. On 19 November 1941, OD Putman, aged 18, was among 645 hands of HMAS Sydney who were killed during an engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser HSK Kormoran off the West Australian coast.













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