World War 11 Casualties
Rogers Ralph Carey
Born 4th January 1909
He was a Signalman when on 19th
November 1941, following a battle with the German raider, HSK Kormoran
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
Ralph Carey Rogers was one of 39 Tasmanians to lose their life in this incident.
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