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A plaque commemorates those who served and those who lost their lives while serving on the H.M.A.S. Wallaroo during World War Two.

HMAS Wallaroo (J222), named after the town of Wallaroo, South Australia, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War Two, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).  Wallaroo was one of only three Bathursts lost during World War Two; following a collision with US Liberty ship Henry Gilbert Costin on the night of 11 June 1943. Three of Wallaroo's crew were killed in the collision, and the corvette sank four hours later with no further casualties while trying to reach Fremantle.



Address:Irwin Street, Soldiers Memorial Arch, Town Hall, Wallaroo, 5556
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.932805
Long: 137.627455
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Source: MA, TOH
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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