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26-July-2016
26-July-2016

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A monument commemorates Petty Officer  William Milne of H.M.A.S. Perth and all naval men who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.

In February 1942, H.M.A.S. Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, before being torpedoed and sunk at the Battle of Sunda Strait.  353 of the 681 aboard were killed, while all but 4 of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war. 106 died in captivity, while 218 were repatriated after the war's end.

Location

Address:Main Street (Old Hume Highway) & Railway Crescent, RSL Memorial Park , Mittagong, 2575
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.448239
Long: 150.457088
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Front Inscription

To The Memory Of PETTY OFFICER WILLIAM MILNE Of H.M.A.S. Perth And All Naval Men Who Died In World War II

[ Erected With Money Bequeathed For The Purpose By The Late Myra Beatrice Wall of Oatley ]

Source: NRWM
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