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01-May-2018 [ Diane Watson]
01-May-2018 [ Diane Watson]

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Diane Watson

A monument commemorates those who served on HMAS Sydney II including three crew members from Rockhampton.

HMAS Sydney II, named after the Australian city of Sydney, was one of three modified Leander-class light cruisers operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The cruiser was purchased by the Australian government and renamed prior to her 1934 launch.

On 19 November 1941, Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran, and was lost with all 645 aboard. The wrecks of both ships were lost until 2008.


Address:100 Spencer Street , Cenotaph Memorial Section, Botanic Gardens , Rockhampton, 4700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.400149
Long: 150.491414
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:19-November-1941
Actual Event End Date:19-November-1941


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2013
Front Inscription

This memorial is dedicated to HMAS Sydney II

Sunk by the German raider HSK Kormoran off the West Australia coast on 19 November, 1941

The loss of Sydney`s crew of 645 was the greatest naval disaster suffered in WW2

This memorial particularly honours and remembers three crew members from the Rockhampton region

Leading Stoker  Thomas Nevin Glackin  Mount Morgan
Able Seaman     Ernest Dudley Frisch      Rockhampton
Able Seaman     Ernest John Edwards     Mount Morgan

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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