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16-October-2014
16-October-2014

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A plaque commemorates two Ambulance officers who were killed on the Centaur when it was sunk in May 1943.

The Centaur sailed unescorted from Sydney carrying her crew and normal staff, as well as stores and equipment of the 2/12th Field Ambulance but no patients. It was sunk without warning by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine approximately 75 kilometres east north-east of Brisbane. Of the 332 persons on board, only 64 survived.

Location

Address:Meehan Street, Ambulance Station, Yass, 2582
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.841763
Long: 148.912053
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:14-May-1943
Actual Event End Date:14-May-1943

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Stone Was Dedicated
To The Memory Of Ambulance Officers
PAUL BRACKEN and KEVIN WILLIAMS
Who Lost Their Lives
When The Hospital Ship "Centaur"
Was Sunk By Enemy Action
On 14th May 1943.

Source: MA,SKP
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