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16-November-2014
16-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A tree commemorates those who served with the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS) during World War Two. 

37 officers and 1,070 ratings served in the DEMS during WW2.  Of these some 208 signed up at either Port Melbourne (Lonsdale) or Williamstown. 375 Australian and Allied merchant ships were supplied or partly supplied with R.A.N. gunners.

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription
Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships
Source: MA,SKP
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