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A plaque commemorates Lieutenant Austin Richards and Flight Sergeant Laurie Waddington who were killed in action during World War Two.

Lieutenant Richards was killed on the 19th of April, 1943 in the United Kingdom whilst serving with No. 10 OTU, Royal Air Force, when Whitley V, P4989, stalled on take-off from Horton, Gloucestershire.  Flight Sergeant Waddington was killed on the 21st of September, 1943 when the Short Sunderland DV969 from 10 Squadron he was flying went missing ove the Bay of Biscay.

A plaque inscribed with the names of Lt. A. Richards and Flt. Sgt. L. Waddington, who were killed in World War II, has been unveiled at Mole Creek. The unveiling ceremony was watched by a large crowd. The plaque was unveiled by two children, Dympna Lee, who has a brother serving with the Australian forces in Korea, and Carlyle Blair, son of a returned soldier of World War II.
Examiner (Launceston), 3rd December 1952.



Address:Pioneer Drive & Caveside Road , Mole Creek Memorial Hall , Mole Creek , 7304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.557301
Long: 146.406421
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1952
Front Inscription

1939 - 1945  

This hall was erected as a memorial to those who paid the supreme sacrifice

F/O Austin Richards
F/Sgt Laurie Waddington 

And to those who also served.  

Mole Creek Memorial Hall

Source: MA
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