A.H.S. Centaur MemorialPrint Page
A stained glass window commemorates those lost at sea when the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine (I-117) off the southern Queensland coast in May 1943 during World War Two.
268 lost their lives and 64 were rescued. Of the 12 nursing sisters on board, only Sister Ellen Savage survived. Private J J Walder later died of wounds and was subsequently added to the official list of casualties compiled by the Central Army Records Office, Melbourne.
|Address:||Hospital Road , Concord Hospital, Concord, 2137|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.836973|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-May-1943|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-May-1943|
2/3 Australian Hospital Ship
Friday 14th May 1943 0400 AM AHS Centaur
To The Memory Of Those Who Perished