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27-January-2016
27-January-2016
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

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.

 

 

Location

Address:Bathurst & Paterson Streets, Royal Park, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.438836
Long: 147.132904
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:19-February-1942
Actual Event End Date:19-February-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th November, 2015
Front Inscription

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.

 

Source: MA
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