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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.
|Address:||Meehan Street, Ambulance Station, Yass, 2582|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.841763|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-May-1943|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-May-1943|
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.