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04-December-2014
04-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Heather Saunders
A monument commemorates those who lost thier lives in World War Two when stationed on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Location

Address:West Island, Airport Road, Administration Centre, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 6799
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.188333
Long: 96.829511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

A number of services were represented on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands during WWII including the
Royal Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Fleet Air Arm of the Netherlands
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Navy

Indian and Sri Lankan nationalities also served on the islands, some lost their lives.  Not all of their names are known.

This plaque is also in memory of the civilians on Home Island killed and wounded during an aircraft bombing raid on 5 Aug 1944

Grateful acknowledgement is also extended to the Cocos Islanders who supported the various services during the war

A record of service personnel who lost their lives associated with duties on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands during World War II

Royal Air Force
[ Names ]

Royal Navy 
[ Name ]

Royal Australian Air Force
[ Name ]

Royal Canadian Air Force 
[ Names ]

No 321 (Dutch) Squadron
[ Names ]

Ceylon Defence Force
[ Name ]

Source: MA
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