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A plaque commemorates Francis Bassett Emms who was a member of the Royal Australia Navy who was killed in action during the attack on Darwin in February 1942.
|Address:||Bathurst & Paterson Streets, Royal Park, Launceston, 7250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.438836|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-February-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-February-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 11th November, 2015|
In honour of Francis Bassett (`Dick`) Emms
Leading cook ( O ) RAN (SN 18984)
( 28 nov. 1909 - 19 Feb. 1942)
Posthumously awarded a Mention in Dispatches for courage and devotion to duty in HMAS Kara Kara during an enemy air raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942.